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[Laparoscopic hysterectomy. Results in 44 cases].

[Article in French]

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  • 1Service de Gynécologie-Obstétrique, Médecine de la Reproduction, Polyclinique, CHU de Clermont-Ferrand, Université de Clermont-Ferrand I.


Laparoscopic hysterectomy is a recent procedure. We present our preliminary results about 44 patients. In 77.3% of cases (34 patients) the operation was carried out completely by laparoscopy and 10 patients (22.7%) required conversion of the laparoscopy to a standard laparotomy. The indications for laparotomy were: hemostasis difficulties (6 cases); bladder injury (1 case); inability to expose the uterine pedicles and or the ureter (3 cases). Three post-operative complications occurred: one small bowel occlusion which was explored by laparoscopy, and two infection treated by antibiotics only. These preliminary results enable us: to affirm that laparoscopic hysterectomy is feasibility without an important risk of per and or post-operative complications. to specify the four situations in which laparoscopic surgery is particularly advantageous for hysterectomy: absence of genital prolapse; when uni or bilateral adnexectomy is required; previous past-history of abdomino-pelvic surgery, salpingitis, endometriosis ...; neoplastic pathologies (lymphadenectomy); to propose a laparoscopic hysterectomy classification.

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