Laparoscopic versus microlaparotomy or modern minilaparotomy hysterectomy


Gungor M. , Ortac F., Cengiz B., Sonmezer M., Demirel C., Gurguc A.

JOURNAL OF GYNECOLOGIC SURGERY, vol.15, no.4, pp.193-196, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/gyn.1999.15.193
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF GYNECOLOGIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.193-196

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate whether modern minilaparotomy hysterectomy might be a reasonable alternative to laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) in selected patients unable to undergo vaginal hysterectomy. Seventy-two patients suspected of having benign uterine disease with relative contraindications for vaginal surgery underwent hysterectomy by modern minilaparotomy or microlaparotomy, The operative time, hospital stay, estimated blood loss, and complications in these patients were compared with those in the 48 patients who underwent LAVH during the same period. If the vaginal route is not feasible, minilaparotomy may be a valid alternative to both standard and laparoscopic-assisted hysterectomy.