[Laparoscopic hysterectomy. A series of 318 consecutive cases].J Gynecol Obstet Biol Reprod (Paris). 1996; 25(4):340-52.JG
To evaluate the place of laparoscopy in hysterectomy.
A retrospective study.
Département de Gynécologie Obstétrique et Reproduction Humaine. Polyclinique de l'Hôtel-Dieu-CHU de Clermont-Ferrand.
A 318 cases continuous series of laparoscopic hysterectomies performed from 1989 to 1993. Results were presented and compared to the largest series of vaginal or abdominal hysterectomies reported in the literature.
Conversion to a vaginal route or a laparotomy was required in 11.3% of the cases. Operative duration was longer with laparoscopy than with the other technique. But hospital stay was shorter. The complications were extremely rare after laparoscopic hysterectomy. Urological complications rate was high. Operative route remains a controversial question.
Laparoscopy has become the routine procedure for hysterectomy in our department.