alexa Comparison of total laparoscopic hysterectomy and laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy.


Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy

Author(s): Long CY, Fang JH, Chen WC, Su JH, Hsu SC

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Abstract We compare the surgical results of 60 women undergoing laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) and 41 having total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) under the indications of uterine fibroids or adenomyosis. With similar specimen weight, TLH required longer surgery duration (140.4 vs. 115.1 min; p < 0.05) than LAVH. Among women with uteri weighing 0.05) although the TLH group had a significantly higher rate of previous abdominal surgery (57.7 vs. 20\%; p < 0.05). There were no significant differences between the two groups with respect to the mean cost, length of hospital stay and rate of various complications (p > 0.05). As for sexual symptoms, dyspareunia decreased significantly post-operatively in the LAVH group (p < 0.05), but not in the TLH group. A significant reduction in the frequency of orgasms after surgery was detected in both groups (p < 0.05). In conclusion, LAVH has advantages over TLH with reduced operating time. Although it is a technical challenge, TLH can be effectively performed within reasonable time limits in selected cases. The effects on sexual function, following either LAVH or TLH, are found to be similar. Copyright 2002 S. Karger AG, Basel
This article was published in Gynecol Obstet Invest and referenced in Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy

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