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Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy
Volume 3 (1997), Issue 4, Pages 231-239

Pelviscopic Compared to Laparotomic and Vaginal Intrafascial Hysterectomy

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Michaelisstraße 16, Kiel D-24105, Germany

Received 29 January 1996; Accepted 20 September 1996

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Between 1993 and 1994, 368 women underwent hysterectomies for benign disorders at the University of Kiel. Of these, 58.7% were performed either by pelviscopic or by laparotomy Classic Intrafascial Supracervical Hysterectomy (CISH). Of the remaining, 14.8% were performed by abdominal hysterectomy, 13.6% by Intrafascial Vaginal Hysterectomy (IVH), 12.2% by Vaginal Hysterectomy (VH), and only 0.05% by Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy (LAVH). Comparative data of these six surgical techniques concerning patients characteristics, indications for operation, histological features, blood loss, operating time, hospital stay, uterine weights and postoperatively used analgesics are described.