OBJECTIVES: To compare the morbidity associated with abdominal, vaginal and laparoscopic hysterectomies in a group of patients suitable for anyone of these surgical routes.
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of 1000 consecutive hysterectomies.
RESULTS: The 513 patients were deemed to be suitable for hysterectomy by anyone of the three surgical routes. The overall complication rates were 34, 24 and 21% for abdominal, vaginal and laparoscopic hysterectomy, respectively. Multiple regression analysis showed that the morbidity was similar when confounding factors were allowed for, in particular the use of peri-operative antibiotics.
CONCLUSIONS: The route of hysterectomy is not a major determining factor of peri-operative complications when other confounding variables are taken into account.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology|
|Publication status||Published - 10 Sep 2002|
Bibliographical noteCopyright 2002 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd.
- Anti-Bacterial Agents
- Hysterectomy, Vaginal
- Postoperative Complications
- Regression Analysis
- Retrospective Studies