Abdominal hysterectomy should not be considered as a primary method for uterine removal. A prospective randomised study of 100 patients referred to hysterectomy.

@article{Langebrekke1996AbdominalHS,
  title={Abdominal hysterectomy should not be considered as a primary method for uterine removal. A prospective randomised study of 100 patients referred to hysterectomy.},
  author={Anton Langebrekke and R Eraker and B I Nesheim and A Urnes and Bjorn Busund and G Sponland},
  journal={Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica},
  year={1996},
  volume={75 4},
  pages={404-7}
}
OBJECTIVE The present study is a prospective randomized comparison of laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LH) with total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH). METHODS 100 patients referred for uterine removal were included in the study, 46 undergoing LH and 54 TAH, at two teaching hospitals in Norway. RESULTS In the LH group, the duration of surgery was longer while duration of hospitalization and time from operation to return to normal activity were shorter as compared to the TAH group… CONTINUE READING

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