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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: The transvaginal hybrid NOTES versus conventionally assisted laparoscopic sigmoid resection for diverticular disease (TRANSVERSAL) trial: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
• Female patients indicated for elective sigmoid resection due to at least two episodes of uncomplicated diverticulitis or first episode of complicated diverticulitis classified as IIa or IIb according to Hansen and Stock[12] • ASA classification higher than III
• Age ≥18 years • Inability to consent
• Informed consent • Pregnancy
  • Genital infections
  • Neoplasms of vulva, vagina, or cervix
  • Douglas endometriosis
  • History of pelvic floor repair
  • Chronic inflammatory bowel disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Psychiatric disorder
  • Regular use of analgesics, steroids, or antidepressants
  1. ASA, American Society of Anesthesiologists.