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Laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy using the light-endorsed transvaginal section technique versus the conventional method: a preliminary study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10895029     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) is now being used by an increasing number of gynecologists. However, problems, such as the long operating time, the inherent difficulty of the technique, and limitations of the skills of the surgeons, still exist. Pelvic adhesion, especially in the vesicouterine reflection, may increase the difficulty and morbidity of the operation. We here describe a simple technique, called light-endorsed transvaginal section (LETS), which can facilitate the effectiveness and safety of LAVH. We have designed prospective studies to compare results obtained in 50 cases treated using LAVH plus LETS (study group) with those obtained in 50 cases treated by conventional LAVH (control group). We further divided the study group into 25 'complicated' cases (with pelvic adhesion) and 25 'easy' cases (without pelvic adhesion). The results show that the LETS technique is a simple, safe, and easy way of increasing the efficacy of LAVH, especially as a supplement to LAVH in the presence of pelvic adhesions.
J N Lee; E M Tsai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gynecologic and obstetric investigation     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0378-7346     ISO Abbreviation:  Gynecol. Obstet. Invest.     Publication Date:  2000  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-08-17     Completed Date:  2000-08-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7900587     Medline TA:  Gynecol Obstet Invest     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  50-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2000 S. Karger AG, Basel
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Loss, Surgical
Hysterectomy, Vaginal / instrumentation,  methods*
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications
Prospective Studies
Time Factors

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