Abdominal versus laparoscopic hysterectomies for benign diseases: evaluation of morbidity and mortality among 465,798 cases

@article{Wiser2013AbdominalVL,
  title={Abdominal versus laparoscopic hysterectomies for benign diseases: evaluation of morbidity and mortality among 465,798 cases},
  author={Amir Wiser and Christina A. Holcroft and Togas Tulandi and Haim Arie Abenhaim},
  journal={Gynecological Surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={10},
  pages={117-122}
}
Hysterectomy is the most common major gynecological surgery performed in women. The aim of this study was to compare major morbidity and mortality between abdominal hysterectomy (AH) and laparoscopic hysterectomy (LH) for benign diseases. We performed a retrospective cohort study using the data from Health Cost and Utilization Project Nationwide Inpatient Sample. Women were admitted for hysterectomy for benign diseases between the years 2002 and 2008. In-hospital morbidities and mortalities… CONTINUE READING

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