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J Am Assoc Gynecol Laparosc. 2004 May;11(2):175-80.

Laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy versus laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Benha Faculty of Medicine, Benha, Egypt.

Abstract

STUDY OBJECTIVE:

To compare laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (LSH) with laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) in terms of indications, pathology, length and weight of removed uteri, operative time, intraoperative blood loss, intra and postoperative complications, and later sexual function.

DESIGN:

Cohort retrospective analysis of consecutive cases (Canadian Task Force classification II-3).

SETTINGS:

Hutzel Hospital, Detroit Medical Center,Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan; Vert-Pre Nouvelle Clinique, Geneva, Switzerland; and Benha University Hospitals, Egypt.

PATIENTS:

Two hundred and fifty-nine women.

INTERVENTIONS:

LSH and LAVH.

MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS:

Patients in both groups were matched regarding age, indications, and pathology of the removed uteri. Blood loss with the LSH procedure was significantly lower than it was with the LAVH procedure (mean 125 +/- 5 vs 149 +/- 7 mL, p =.001). Patients that underwent LSH had significantly shorter operating times (mean 120 +/- 3 vs 150 +/- 5 minutes, p =.007). The length of the removed uteri was 14.2 +/- 0.5 cm (range 5.2-18) in the LSH group versus 11.8 +/- 0.4 cm (range, 5.6-14) in the LAVH group. Weight of the removed uteri was 280 +/- 6 g (range, 65-750) in the LSH group compared with 235 +/- 8 g (range, 59-560) in the LAVH group. There was no difference between the groups in hospital length of stay. The number of complications was less in the LSH group (3/123, 2.4%) compared with 5/136 (3.7%) in the LAVH group. Sexual function after surgery was better in the LSH group.

CONCLUSION:

After exclusion of preoperative cervical disease, LSH can be considered as a safer alternative to LAVH in patients that are candidates for laparoscopic hysterectomy.

PMID:
15200770
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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