Complications of laparoscopy-operative and diagnostic

B. G. Bateman, L. A. Kolp, K. Hoeger

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Objective: To assess the characteristics and rates of complications for operative laparoscopy and diagnostic laparoscopy. Design: Retrospective review. Setting: Tertiary-care university hospital. Patients: Two thousand three hundred twenty-four patients undergoing operative laparoscopy or diagnostic laparoscopy. Interventions: Operative laparoscopy including lysis of adhesions, tubal surgery, ovarian surgery, uterine surgery, or destruction of endometriosis. Main Outcome Measures: Complication rates for operative and diagnostic laparoscopies were tabulated and compared. Results: The overall major complication rate for this series of 2,324 laparoscopies was 0.22%. There were five major and 15 minor complications. In the operative laparoscopy group, there were more complications from Veress needle and trocar insertion (n = 15) than from the actual operative procedures (n = 3). There were more total complications in the operative laparoscopy group (n = 18) than in the diagnostic laparoscopy group (n = 3). Conclusion: Operative laparoscopy is efficacious for a variety of gynecologic surgical procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-35
Number of pages6
JournalFertility and sterility
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Laparoscopy
  • complications
  • diagnostic
  • operative

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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