Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy: An Analysis of Different Techniques

@article{Ridgeway2015MinimallyIH,
  title={Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy: An Analysis of Different Techniques},
  author={Beri M. Ridgeway and Megan E. Buechel and Benjamin Nutter and Tommaso Falcone},
  journal={Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology},
  year={2015},
  volume={58},
  pages={732–739}
}
To compare conventional minimally invasive (MIS) approaches and newer technology approaches in women undergoing hysterectomy for benign disease. PubMed was searched for all pertinent randomized-controlled trials (RCTs). Selected outcomes were compared using standard meta-analysis methods. Three RCTs compared conventional MIS to robotic-assisted hysterectomy and 5 RCTs compared conventional laparoscopy to single-incision hysterectomy. There were no significant differences in outcomes. A… Expand

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