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Table 2 Reported results of barbed suturing for myomectomy

From: Long unidirectional barbed suturing technique with extracorporeal traction in laparoscopic myomectomy

  CTF Suture No. of barbed suture cases No. of control cases Operation time (suture time) p value Blood loss p value Hospital stay p value Vaso GnRHa
Our study II-2 V 41 42 <.001 .199 .314 Yes Yes
Alessandri F et al.[12] I V 22 22 .177<.001 .004 - No No
Einarsson JI et al.[15] II-2 B 107 31 .003 .76 .001 Yes No
Angioli R et al.[13] II-1 V 19 20 .062<.001 .008 .070 No No
Ming-Chao Huang et al.[16] II-1 V 34 34 <.001 .108 .486 No No
  1. CTF = Canadian Task Force classification; Vaso = vasopressin; GnRHa = gonadotropin releasing hormone agonist; V = unidirectional barbed suture (V-LOC180); B = bidirectional barbed suture.