chapter  30
Avoiding and managing laparoscopic complications in gynecologic surgery
ByPaul Tulikangas, Tommaso Falcone
Pages 6

The complication rate for diagnostic laparoscopy and tubal sterilization is significantly lower than the rate for operative laparoscopy ( Table 30.1 ) When an operative laparoscopy is performed, complications are typically reported as those related to initial entry into the peritoneal cavity and those related to specific organ systems: the urinary, gastrointestinal, and vascular systems. Rates of complications from a review of 70 607 procedures are noted in Table 30.2 .