Subtotal hysterectomy in modern gynecology: a decision analysis.

  title={Subtotal hysterectomy in modern gynecology: a decision analysis.},
  author={J. Ray Scott and H. Thomas Sharp and Mark Kane Dodson and Peggy A. Norton and Huber R. Warner},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={176 6},
  pages={1186-91; discussion 1191-2}
OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to compare the risks and benefits of subtotal (supracervical) hysterectomy with those of total hysterectomy in women at low risk for cervical cancer. STUDY DESIGN A decision analysis was performed. Baseline probabilities for operative and postoperative morbidity, mortality, and long-term quality of life were established for subtotal and total hysterectomy. RESULTS Operative complication rates and ranges for total abdominal hysterectomy were infection 3.0% (3.0% to… CONTINUE READING


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