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Table 4 Complications and adverse effects after magnetic resonance-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound ablation for groups 1 and 2

From: Volumetric magnetic resonance-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound ablation of uterine fibroids through abdominal scars: the impact of a scar patch on therapeutic efficacy and adverse effects

Complications All patients (n = 76) Group 1 (n = 21) Group 2 (n = 55) P value
Minor
 Skin burn grade 1 3 (3.9%) 2 (9.5%) 1 (1.8%) 0.183
 Skin burn grade 2 1 (1.3%) 0 1 (1.8%) 1.000
 Abnormally increased SI in the subcutaneous fat layer 21 (27.6%) 6 (28.6%) 15 (27.3%) 1.000
 Back pain 4 (5.3%) 1 (4.5%) 3 (5.4%) 1.000
 Buttock pain 10 (13.1%) 2 (9.5%) 8 (14.5%) 0.717
 Cystitis 1 (1.3%) 1 (4.5%) 0 0.276
 Nausea 5 (6.6%) 1 (4.5%) 4 (7.3%) 1.000
 Numbness foot 4 (5.3%) 0 4 (7.3%) 0.571
 Vaginal discharge 6 (7.9%) 1 (4.5%) 5 (9.1%) 1.000
 Pelvic pain 6 (7.9%) 2 (9.5%) 4 (7.3%) 0.666
 Leg pain 4 (5.3%) 0 4 (7.3%) 0.571
 Heating sensation 13 (17.1%) 4 (19%) 9 (16.4%) 0.745
Major 0 0 0 NA
  1. Values in parentheses represent percentages, SI Signal intensity