Book Chapter

Surgical approach to hysterectomy for benign gynaecological disease (Review)

TE Nieboer, N Johnson, A Lethaby, E Tavender, E Curr, R Garry, S van Voorst, BWJ Mol, KB Kluivers

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews | WILEY | Published : 2009

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The three approaches to hysterectomy for benign disease are abdominal hysterectomy (AH), vaginal hysterectomy (VH), and laparoscopic hysterectomy (LH). Laparoscopic hysterectomy has three further subdivisions depending on the part of the procedure performed laparoscopically. OBJECTIVES: To assess the most beneficial and least harmful surgical approach to hysterectomy for women with benign gynaecological conditions. SEARCH STRATEGY: We searched the Cochrane Menstrual Disorders and Subfertility Group Specialised Register of controlled trials (15 August 2008), CENTRAL (The Cochrane Library 2008, Issue 3), MEDLINE (1950 to August 2008), EMBASE (1980 to August 2008), Biological Abstra..

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