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J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2013 Sep-Oct;20(5):631-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2013.04.004. Epub 2013 May 18.

Reverse hysterectomy: another technique for performing a laparoscopic hysterectomy.

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Department of Women's and Children's Health, Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic, University of Padova, Padova, Italy.

Abstract

STUDY OBJECTIVE:

To show and evaluate outcomes of a modified laparoscopic hysterectomy technique (total reverse laparoscopic hysterectomy).

DESIGN:

Observational study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2).

SETTING:

Department of Women's and Children's Health, Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic, University of Padova, Padova, Italy.

PATIENTS:

One hundred one women underwent total reverse laparoscopic hysterectomy for benign disease. Indications for surgery, patient characteristics, surgical data, complications, and patient satisfaction were recorded.

INTERVENTIONS:

Total reverse laparoscopic hysterectomy.

MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS:

The modified procedure was performed starting with the incision of the vesicouterine fold and the pubocervical fascia followed by the dissection of only the anterior layer of the broad ligament, thus preserving the integrity of the posterior leaf (retrograde hysterectomy). This technique permits identification of the ureter until the cross with the uterine artery, creating a "safe triangle" for closure of the uterine vessels. The remaining surgical time did not differ from the standard technique. The average operating time was 112.1 ± 35.6 minutes, and the average intraoperative mean blood loss was 79.5 ± 138.4 mL. Ninety-one (90%) patients were very satisfied after surgery. No injuries to the ureter or bladder occurred in any patients. No other major complications were recorded.

CONCLUSION:

Reverse hysterectomy is another technique for performing laparoscopic hysterectomy, and it has been proven to be safe and efficient.

KEYWORDS:

Complications; Laparoscopic hysterectomy; Surgical technique

PMID:
23688601
DOI:
10.1016/j.jmig.2013.04.004
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