Book Chapter

Surgical approach to hysterectomy for benign gynaecological disease

N Johnson, D Barlow, A Lethaby, E Tavender, E Curr, R Garry

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews | WILEY | Published : 2005


BACKGROUND: There are three approaches to hysterectomy for benign disease - abdominal hysterectomy (AH), vaginal hysterectomy (VH) and laparoscopic hysterectomy (LH). Laparoscopic hysterectomy has three further subdivisions - laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) where a vaginal hysterectomy is assisted by laparoscopic procedures that do not include uterine artery ligation, laparoscopic hysterectomy (which we will abbreviate to LH(a)) where the laparoscopic procedures include uterine artery ligation, and total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) where there is no vaginal component and the vaginal vault is sutured laparoscopically. OBJECTIVES: To assess the most appropriate surgical a..

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