Table 2

Rate and number of ureter, bladder and bowel injuries in various hysterectomies in Finland in relation to surgeon's experience (more than 30 vs 30 or less than 30 hysterectomies) in 1996 and 2006

 AbdominalVaginalLaparoscopic
1996 (N=5875)2006 (N=1255)1996 (N=1801)2006 (N=2345)1996 (N=2434)2006 (N=1679)
Per centNPer centNPer centNPer centNPer centNPer centN
Ureter injury
 ≤300.412.2200.31
 >300.290.330.0410.5**70.23
Bladder injury
 ≤301.130.632.0181.35
 >300.5280.770.440.590.8*121.012
Bowel injury
 ≤301.350.210.440.31
 >300.2120.330.3*40.0610.350.45
  • *p=0.05.

  • **p<0.001.

  • Other comparisons (≤30 vs >30): not significant.