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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2004;47(1):10-15.
Published online January 1, 2004.
Simple Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: A clinical Evaluation of 312 Cases.
You Shin Kim, Hong Seok Lee, So Young Kwon, Mina Eun, Kyung Sool Lee, Young Sae Park, Chang Jo Chung, In Hyeun Kim, Jeong Ro Lee
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, Pocheon CHA University, Seoul, Korea.
This study was conducted to evaluate the clinical efficacy of simple total laparoscopic hysterectomy in the aspect of operation indication, operation time, hospitalization day, blood loss, and postoperative complications. METHODS: A retrospective evaluation for 312 women who undergone simplified total laparoscopic hysterectomy from January, 2002 to June, 2003 was done. RESULTS: The mean age of patients was 45.2 years, mean parity was 2.2, and mean uterine weight was 272.3 gm. The most common surgical indication was uterine myoma in 136 cases (43.5%), followed by adenomyosis in 90 cases (28.8%), myoma combined with adenomyosis in 52 cases (16.6%), uterine prolapse in 15 cases (4.8%), and HSIL 19 cases (6%) respectively. The most common concomitant operation was salpingooophorectomy in 53 cases (16.9%), followed by adhesiolysis in 40 cases (12.8%), colporraphy in 14 cases (4.4%), electrocauterization (ovary) in 4 cases (1.3%), pelvic floor suspension in 4 cases (1.3%), and TVT in 1 case (0.3%). The mean operation time was 107 minutes, and the average hospital day was 5.2 days. The preoperative and postoperative hemoglobin difference was 1.2 gm/dL. The complications of STLH were ureteral injury in 2 cases, intestinal injury in 1 case, and stump bleeding in 1 case. CONCLUSION: The most important factors for successful STLH were sufficiently trained laparoscopic team and the degree of pelvic adhesion. The most potential advantages of STLH are shorter duration of operation time, hospitalization, and less postoperative complications and more cost effectiveness. Therefore, STLH can be a new alternative option for hysterectomy and may replace the other methods of hysterectomy such as abdominal, vaginal and laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH).
Key Words: Simple total laparoscopic hysterectomy, STLH

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