Laparoscopic safety in benign gynaecological disease: the evidence
Most laparoscopic procedures are without serious consequence and the incidence of complications range from 1.0 to 12.5/1000 cases. Data currently suggest that the incidence of complications may be even lower than at open surgery. Despite this, laparoscopic gynaecological surgery is becoming highly litigious. Surgeons need to be aware of the risks encountered in laparoscopic surgery and how to best avoid these. Ongoing training is central to safe surgical practice.
Keywords: Laparoscopy; Safety; Injuries; Training