LIST OF ORIGINAL PUBLICATIONS

This thesis is based on the following original publications, which are referred to in the text by their Roman numerals. In addition, some unpublished material is presented.

I Härkki-Sirén P, Sjöberg J. Evaluation and the learning curve of the first one hundred laparoscopic hysterectomies. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 1995;74:638-641.
II Härkki-Sirén P, Sjöberg J, Mäkinen J, Heinonen PK, Kauko M, Tomás E, Laatikainen T. Finnish national register of laparoscopic hysterectomies: A review and complications of 1165 operations. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1997;176:118-122.
III Härkki-Sirén P, Sjöberg J, Toivonen J, Tiitinen A. Clinical outcome and tissue trauma after laparoscopic and abdominal hysterectomy: a randomized controlled study. Submitted for publication.
IV Härkki-Sirén P, Sjöberg J, Tiitinen A. Urinary tract injuries after hysterectomy. Obstet Gynecol 1998;92:113-118.
V Härkki-Sirén P, Kurki T. A nationwide analysis of laparoscopic complications. Obstet Gynecol 1997;89:108-112.
VI Härkki-Sirén P, Sjöberg J, Kurki T. Major complications of laparoscopy: a follow-up Finnish Study. Obstet Gynecol 1999,94:94-98.