Risk factors for chronic pain after hysterectomy: a nationwide questionnaire and database study.

@article{Brandsborg2007RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for chronic pain after hysterectomy: a nationwide questionnaire and database study.},
  author={Birgitte Brandsborg and Lone Nikolajsen and Charlotte C Thim Hansen and Henrik Kehlet and Troels Staehelin Jensen},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={106 5},
  pages={1003-12}
}
BACKGROUND Women scheduled to undergo hysterectomy for benign indications frequently have preoperative pelvic pain, but it is largely unknown why pain in some cases persists or even develops after surgery. This nationwide questionnaire and database study describes pain and identifies risk factors for chronic postsurgical pain 1 yr after hysterectomy for benign indications. METHODS A pain questionnaire was mailed to 1,299 women 1 yr after hysterectomy. The response rate was 90.3%, and the… CONTINUE READING