AIMS OF THE PRESENT STUDY

The main purpose of this study was to evaluate the first years of laparoscopic hysterectomy in Finland. The spesific aims were:

  1. to evaluate the indications, personal learning curve, outcome and complications of laparoscopic hysterectomy in Finland (I,II)

  2. to investigate differences of short term clinical outcome and tissue trauma after abdominal and laparoscopic hysterectomy (III)

  3. to analyze and compare urinary tract injuries associated with laparoscopic hysterectomy with those associated with other types of hysterectomy and to compare major complications of laparoscopic hysterectomy with those of other laparoscopic procedures (IV,V,VI)

  4. to evaluate time trends of complications after laparoscopic hysterectomy (V,VI)