In Reply We would like to thank Acuna and colleagues for their Letter to the Editor with a thorough analysis of our recently published article,1 which directed our attention to the reported severe complication rate. Our article correctly stated that there was no significant difference in severe complications between the groups at long-term follow-up; however, unfortunately there was an error in the count of complications (Table 2 and in the Results section1). We have taken the appropriate measures to correct this mistake.2 The conclusions of the study are unaltered.
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