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Table 3 Preliminary results of a retrospective study comparing blood loss, duration of surgery, and postoperative pain in patients treated with laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (conventional and with BiClamp) and vaginal hysterectomy

From: Use of the BiClamp (a bipolar coagulation forceps) in gynecological surgery

Variable (mean) Type of hysterectomy
Laparoscopic supracervical (N = 30) Conventional vaginal (N = 30) BiClamp vaginal (N = 30)
Age (years) 45.9 48 45.8
Weight (kg) 66.2 73 78
Uterus weight (g) 155 187 174
Operation time (min) 84 56 55
Blood loss
 Estimated (mL) 64 96 59
 Hemoglobin drop (g/dL) 1.0 1.4 0.9
Analgesics from second postoperative day (N) 20 29 17