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Table 3 Complications of uterus preserving surgery versus hysterectomy

From: Uterus preserving surgery versus hysterectomy in the treatment of refractory postpartum haemorrhage in two tertiary maternity units in Cameroon: a cohort analysis of perioperative outcomes

Perioperative Complications Uterus preserving surgery
(n = 24)
Hysterectomy
(n = 36)
RR 95% CI p-value
Total intraoperative blood lost
 ≤1500 ml 14 (58.3%) 22 (61.1%) 0.93 0.49–1.75 0.829
 >1500 ml 10 (41.7%) 14 (38.9%)    
Ureteral lesions
 Yes 00 05 (13.9%) 0.19 0.01–2.75 0.223
 No 24 (100%) 31 (86.1%)    
Intraoperative cardiac arrest
 Yes 02 (8.3%) 04 (11.1%) 0.82 0.25–2.65 0.738
 No 22 (91.7%) 32 (88.9%)    
Postoperative infections
 Yes 10 (41.7%) 06 (16.7%) 1.96 1.11–3.49 0.0215
 No 14 (58.3%) 30 (83.3%)    
Maternal deaths
 Yes 07 (29.1%) 02 (5.6%) 2.3 1.38–3.93 0.0015*
 No 17 (70.8%) 34 (94.4%)    
Length of hospital stay
 ≤ 5 days 04 (16.7%) 12 (33.3%) 0.55 0.22–1.36 0.197
 > 5 days 20 (83.3%) 24 (66.7%)    
  1. *Bonferroni corrected p-value <0.0083. RR: Relative Risk; 95% CI: 95% Confidence interval