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Asgari Z, Bahreini F, Samiee H, Eslami B, Tehranian A, Sabet S. Comparison of laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy and total abdominal hysterectomy. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2008; 22 (1) :22-28
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-62-en.html

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Roointan Arash Women’s Health Research and EducationalHospital, Tehranpars, Rashid Ave, Tehran, Iran. , dr.zahra.asgari@gmail.com.
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  Abstract

  Background: Hysterectomy is the second most common major surgery procedure

  done after cesarean section by gynecologists in many countries and the most common

  procedure is total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH). The incidence of laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) performed for benign lesions has progressively increased in recent years. Our objective was to compare the relative advantages and disadvantages of LAVH and TAH procedures.

  Methods: A clinical trial was performed on patients who were candidates for hysterectomy with benign reasons in Arash hospital from March 2006 to April 2007. By

  simple randomization, 90 patients (30 for LAVH and 60 for TAH) were selected. Demographic details and intra-operative and post-operative complications were recorded by the staff and were compared between the two groups.

  Results: On average, LAVH operations took significantly longer than TAH operations

  (100.17 ± 39.35 minutes 145.83 ± 41.55 minutes P< 0.0001). The total length of

  hospital stay was significantly shorter after LAVH than after TAH (3.43 ± 0.90 days

  3.94 ± 1.02 P= 0.025). Although the hemoglobin (gr/dl) drop in LAVH was significantly

  higher than TAH (1.22 ± 0.94 and 0.58 ± 0.82, P=0.0012), blood transfusions were more

  common in TAH (1 case versus 3 cases). The drug requirement to control pain during

  hospitalization after the two surgeries was not significantly different between the two

  groups. Fever was observed more often in the TAH group (P = 0.051). Finally, Intra-operative and post-operative complications were lower in LAVH than TAH.

  Conclusion: Although operation length is significantly higher in LAVH, this procedure

  is safer and more comfortable for patients and health care providers.

 

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Gynecology & Obstetrics

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