vaginal hysterectomy

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Summary: Removal of the uterus through the vagina.

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  1. Sarmini O, Lefholz K, Froeschke H. A comparison of laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy and total abdominal hysterectomy outcomes. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2005;12:121-4 pubmed
    ..To compare operative and postoperative results of laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (LSH) and total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH)...
  2. Tollund L, Hansen B, Kjer J. Laparoscopic-assisted vaginal vs. abdominal surgery in patients with endometrial cancer stage 1. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2006;85:1138-41 pubmed
    ..Of these, 28 patients were treated by laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (BSO), while 58 patients were treated by total abdominal ..
  3. Frigerio L, Gallo A, Ghezzi F, Trezzi G, Lussana M, Franchi M. Laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy versus abdominal hysterectomy in endometrial cancer. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2006;93:209-13 pubmed
    ..Fifty-five (50%) were treated by laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) and 55 (50%) by total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH). All patients underwent pelvic lymphadenectomy...
  4. Zapico A, Fuentes P, Grassa A, Arnanz F, Otazua J, Cortes Prieto J. Laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy versus abdominal hysterectomy in stages I and II endometrial cancer. Operating data, follow up and survival. Gynecol Oncol. 2005;98:222-7 pubmed
    ..Nine patients treated by vaginal hysterectomy and 6 cases with stages III-IV were excluded from the study...
  5. van Brummen H, van de Pol G, Aalders C, Heintz A, van der Vaart C. Sacrospinous hysteropexy compared to vaginal hysterectomy as primary surgical treatment for a descensus uteri: effects on urinary symptoms. Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2003;14:350-5; discussion 355 pubmed
    One hundred and three women underwent sacrospinous hysteropexy (n=54) or vaginal hysterectomy with a vaginal vault suspension (n=49) for the management of descensus uteri. They were sent a postal questionnaire...
  6. David Montefiore E, Rouzier R, Chapron C, Darai E. Surgical routes and complications of hysterectomy for benign disorders: a prospective observational study in French university hospitals. Hum Reprod. 2007;22:260-5 pubmed
    ..The objective of this prospective observational multicentre study was to examine the routes and complications of hysterectomy for benign disorders...
  7. Muzii L, Basile S, Zupi E, Marconi D, Zullo M, Manci N, et al. Laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy versus minilaparotomy hysterectomy: a prospective, randomized, multicenter study. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2007;14:610-5 pubmed
    The aim of this study was to compare operative and early postoperative outcomes of laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) and minilaparotomy in a randomized clinical trial including patients undergoing total hysterectomy for ..
  8. Chene G, Tardieu A, Savary D, Krief M, Boda C, Anton Bousquet M, et al. Anatomical and functional results of McCall culdoplasty in the prevention of enteroceles and vaginal vault prolapse after vaginal hysterectomy. Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2008;19:1007-11 pubmed publisher
    ..in the treatment of moderate hysterocele and the prevention of enterocele and vaginal vault prolapse after vaginal hysterectomy. Using a modified McCall procedure, 185 patients underwent vaginal hysterectomy for mild or moderate ..
  9. Boukerrou M, Lambaudie E, Collinet P, Crepin G, Cosson M. [Previous caesarean section is an operative risk factor in vaginal hysterectomy]. Gynecol Obstet Fertil. 2004;32:490-5 pubmed
    ..9%, by pure abdominal route. We compared two groups of patients who underwent vaginal hysterectomy, with or without history of caesarean section...

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  1. Isik Akbay E, Harmanli O, Panganamamula U, Akbay M, Gaughan J, Chatwani A. Hysterectomy in obese women: a comparison of abdominal and vaginal routes. Obstet Gynecol. 2004;104:710-4 pubmed
    ..We reviewed the charts of all obese women (body mass index more than 30 kg/m(2)) who underwent abdominal or vaginal hysterectomy for benign gynecologic conditions in our institution between 1997 and 2002...
  2. Harmanli O, Gentzler C, Byun S, Dandolu M, Grody T. A comparison of abdominal and vaginal hysterectomy for the large uterus. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2004;87:19-23 pubmed
    ..of 288 consecutive women with an enlarged uterus, of whom 200 underwent an abdominal hysterectomy and 88 a vaginal hysterectomy, all for benign gynecological conditions...
  3. Pakbaz M, Mogren I, Lofgren M. Outcomes of vaginal hysterectomy for uterovaginal prolapse: a population-based, retrospective, cross-sectional study of patient perceptions of results including sexual activity, urinary symptoms, and provided care. BMC Womens Health. 2009;9:9 pubmed publisher
    b>Vaginal hysterectomy is often used to correct uterovaginal prolapse, however, there is little information regarding outcomes after surgery in routine clinical practice...
  4. Vesna A, Neli B. Benefit and safety of 28-day transdermal estrogen regimen during vaginal hysterectomy (a controlled trial). Maturitas. 2006;53:282-98 pubmed
    Assessment of benefit and safety of 28-day transdermal 17-beta estradiol regimen during vaginal hysterectomy. Two-hundred and sixty-nine postmenopausal women, undergoing vaginal hysterectomy were divided into: transdermal estrogen hormone ..
  5. Stepanian A, Miklos J, Moore R, Mattox T. Risk of mesh extrusion and other mesh-related complications after laparoscopic sacral colpopexy with or without concurrent laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy: experience of 402 patients. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2008;15:188-96 pubmed publisher
    ..The sample size of almost 2000 patients was needed to detect a statistically significant difference in rate of mesh-extrusion in this study. ..
  6. de Boer T, Milani A, Kluivers K, Withagen M, Vierhout M. The effectiveness of surgical correction of uterine prolapse: cervical amputation with uterosacral ligament plication (modified Manchester) versus vaginal hysterectomy with high uterosacral ligament plication. Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2009;20:1313-9 pubmed publisher
    ..study is to evaluate cervical amputation with uterosacral ligament plication (modified Manchester) and compare it to vaginal hysterectomy with high uterosacral ligament plication procedure with special regard to the middle compartment.
  7. Ghezzi F, Cromi A, Bergamini V, Uccella S, Beretta P, Franchi M, et al. Laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy versus total laparoscopic hysterectomy for the management of endometrial cancer: a randomized clinical trial. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2006;13:114-20 pubmed
    To compare laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) and total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) for the treatment of endometrial cancer. Randomized, controlled trial...
  8. Jeng C, Yang Y, Tzeng C, Shen J, Wang L. Sexual functioning after vaginal hysterectomy or transvaginal sacrospinous uterine suspension for uterine prolapse: a comparison. J Reprod Med. 2005;50:669-74 pubmed
    To examine changes in sexuality after total vaginal hysterectomy (TVH) or transvaginal sacrospinous uterine suspension (SSUS)for uterine prolapse.
  9. Diwan A, Rardin C, Strohsnitter W, Weld A, Rosenblatt P, Kohli N. Laparoscopic uterosacral ligament uterine suspension compared with vaginal hysterectomy with vaginal vault suspension for uterovaginal prolapse. Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2006;17:79-83 pubmed
    ..uterosacral ligament uterine suspension (LUSUS) to those of vaginal vault suspension with total vaginal hysterectomy (TVH) for the treatment of symptomatic uterovaginal prolapse...
  10. Rardin C, Erekson E, Sung V, Ward R, Myers D. Uterosacral colpopexy at the time of vaginal hysterectomy: comparison of laparoscopic and vaginal approaches. J Reprod Med. 2009;54:273-80 pubmed
    To compare the risk of ureteral compromise and of recurrent vault prolapse following vaginal vs. laparoscopic uterosacral vault suspension at the time of vaginal hysterectomy.
  11. Lofgren M, Poromaa I, Stjerndahl J, Renström B. Postoperative infections and antibiotic prophylaxis for hysterectomy in Sweden: a study by the Swedish National Register for Gynecologic Surgery. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2004;83:1202-7 pubmed
    ..Also, a need to further evaluate the current prophylactic antibiotic protocols used for obese patients and younger women undergoing any kind of hysterectomy is warranted. ..
  12. Kalogiannidis I, Lambrechts S, Amant F, Neven P, Van Gorp T, Vergote I. Laparoscopy-assisted vaginal hysterectomy compared with abdominal hysterectomy in clinical stage I endometrial cancer: safety, recurrence, and long-term outcome. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2007;196:248.e1-8 pubmed
    To determine the feasibility of laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) in the treatment of clinical FIGO stage I endometrial adenocarcinoma and long-term survival outcome...
  13. Dietz V, van der Vaart C, van der Graaf Y, Heintz P, Schraffordt Koops S. One-year follow-up after sacrospinous hysteropexy and vaginal hysterectomy for uterine descent: a randomized study. Int Urogynecol J. 2010;21:209-16 pubmed publisher
    In a retrospective study, the sacrospinous hysteropexy was associated with a shorter recovery time compared to a vaginal hysterectomy with no differences in anatomical outcomes. No randomized trials are performed.
  14. Soong Y, Yu H, Wang C, Lee C, Huang H. Urinary tract injury in laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2007;14:600-5 pubmed
    To evaluate the incidence and characteristics of urinary tract injury after laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH). A retrospective study that evaluated all cases of urinary tract injury at the time of LAVH in an 11-year period...
  15. Bader A, Bjelic Radisic V, Tamussino K, Pristauz G, Winter R. Recurrence in a Schuchardt incision after Schauta-Amreich radical vaginal hysterectomy for cervical cancer. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2006;16:1479-81 pubmed
    A Schuchardt incision is frequently performed to facilitate access to the parametrium during radical vaginal hysterectomy for cervical cancer...
  16. Oscarsson U, Poromaa I, Nüssler E, Lofgren M. No difference in length of hospital stay between laparoscopic and abdominal supravaginal hysterectomy--a preliminary study. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2006;85:682-7 pubmed
  17. Hefni M, Bhaumik J, El Toukhy T, Kho P, Wong I, Abdel Razik T, et al. Safety and efficacy of using the LigaSure vessel sealing system for securing the pedicles in vaginal hysterectomy: randomised controlled trial. BJOG. 2005;112:329-33 pubmed
    ..assess the safety and efficacy of using the LigaSure vessel sealing system for securing the pedicles during vaginal hysterectomy in comparison with the conventional method of securing the pedicles by suture ligation...
  18. Liang C, Lee C, Chang T, Chang Y, Wang C, Soong Y. Postoperative urinary outcomes in catheterized and non-catheterized patients undergoing laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy--a randomized controlled trial. Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2009;20:295-300 pubmed publisher
    ..of postoperative urinary tract infection (UTI) and urinary retention (PUR) following laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)...
  19. Sizzi O, Paparella P, Bonito C, Paparella R, Rossetti A. Laparoscopic assistance after vaginal hysterectomy and unsuccessful access to the ovaries or failed uterine mobilization: changing trends. JSLS. 2004;8:339-46 pubmed
    ..Rome to point out changes in choosing the route for performing hysterectomy; to evaluate the feasibility of vaginal hysterectomy (VH) and oophorectomy, even in commonly considered contraindications to the vaginal route; to describe a ..
  20. Washington J. Laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy compared with abdominal, vaginal, and laparoscopic vaginal hysterectomy in a primary care hospital setting. JSLS. 2005;9:292-7 pubmed
    ..compares the operative parameters of laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy, laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy, total vaginal hysterectomy, and total abdominal hysterectomy in patients in a small suburban medical ..
  21. Koh L, Koh P, Lin L, Ng W, Wong E, Huang M. A simple procedure for the prevention of ureteral injury in laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy. J Am Assoc Gynecol Laparosc. 2004;11:167-9 pubmed
    To introduce a surgical technique to minimize the chance of ureteral injury during laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH).
  22. Chang W, Torng P, Huang S, Sheu B, Hsu W, Chen R, et al. Laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy with uterine artery ligation through retrograde umbilical ligament tracking. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2005;12:336-42 pubmed
    ..artery ligation through retrograde tracking of the umbilical ligament (RUL) in laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH). Prospective study (Canadian Task Force classification II-3). University-affiliated hospital...
  23. Holub Z, Jabor A. Laparoscopic management of bleeding after laparoscopic or vaginal hysterectomy. JSLS. 2004;8:235-8 pubmed
    ..and contributions of laparoscopy in the management of postoperative bleeding following laparoscopic (LH) or vaginal hysterectomy (VH)...
  24. Fanning J, Fenton B, Switzer M, Johnson J, Clemons J. Laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy for uteri weighing 1000 grams or more. JSLS. 2008;12:376-9 pubmed
    Prospective randomized trials have proven the benefits of laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) compared with abdominal hysterectomy...
  25. Lee Y, Kim T, Kim C, Kang H, Choi C, Lee J, et al. Single-port access laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy: a novel method with a wound retractor and a glove. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2009;16:450-3 pubmed publisher
    To present our initial experience with single port-access laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy (SPA-LAVH) by use of a wound retractor and a glove. Continuing, prospective study (Canadian Task Force classification II-3)...
  26. Jackson K, Das N, Naik R, Lopes A, Godfrey K, Hatem M, et al. Laparoscopically assisted radical vaginal hysterectomy vs. radical abdominal hysterectomy for cervical cancer: a match controlled study. Gynecol Oncol. 2004;95:655-61 pubmed
    The technical feasibility of laparoscopically assisted radical vaginal hysterectomy has been well described, but its advantages over the open technique remain largely unproven. We reviewed and compared our experiences with both approaches...
  27. Hong D, Seong W, Lee Y, Cho Y. Analysis of factors affecting vaginal hysterectomy. Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol. 2009;18:317-21 pubmed publisher
    The study analyzes factors that affect vaginal hysterectomy to establish the indications of a vaginal approach to benign uterine disease...
  28. Garry R, Fountain J, Mason S, Hawe J, Napp V, Abbott J, et al. The eVALuate study: two parallel randomised trials, one comparing laparoscopic with abdominal hysterectomy, the other comparing laparoscopic with vaginal hysterectomy. BMJ. 2004;328:129 pubmed
    ..hysterectomy and abdominal hysterectomy in the abdominal trial, and laparoscopic hysterectomy and vaginal hysterectomy in the vaginal trial. Two parallel, multicentre, randomised trials...
  29. Lenihan J, Kovanda C, Cammarano C. Comparison of laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy with traditional hysterectomy for cost-effectiveness to employers. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2004;190:1714-20; discussion 1720-2 pubmed
    The purpose of this study was to compare the cost-effectiveness of laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy to traditional total abdominal hysterectomy and total vaginal hysterectomy with regard not only to direct hospital costs but ..
  30. McCracken G, Lefebvre G. Vaginal hysterectomy: dispelling the myths. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2007;29:424-428 pubmed publisher
    ..for every hysterectomy; if it is assumed that most surgeons would try to follow accepted guidelines, vaginal hysterectomy is presumably being considered and excluded...
  31. Karaman Y, Bingol B, Gunenc Z. Prevention of complications in laparoscopic hysterectomy: experience with 1120 cases performed by a single surgeon. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2007;14:78-84 pubmed
    ..One thousand one hundred twenty women with benign diseases. Laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) or laparoscopic hysterectomy (LH)...
  32. Warren L, Ladapo J, Borah B, Gunnarsson C. Open abdominal versus laparoscopic and vaginal hysterectomy: analysis of a large United States payer measuring quality and cost of care. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2009;16:581-8 pubmed publisher
    To compare minimally invasive procedures (MIP)-laparoscopic and vaginal hysterectomy with the traditional open abdominal hysterectomy method by evaluating clinical and economic outcomes and use...
  33. Kohler C, Hasenbein K, Klemm P, Tozzi R, Michels W, Schneider A. Laparoscopic coagulation of the uterine blood supply in laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy is associated with less blood loss. Eur J Gynaecol Oncol. 2004;25:453-6 pubmed
    ..of the uterine vessels? Intra- and postoperative data of 446 patients undergoing laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy at the Department of Gynecology, University of Jena, between 1998 and 2001 were analysed...
  34. Pahisa J, Martinez Román S, Torne A, Fuste P, Alonso I, Lejárcegui J, et al. Comparative study of laparoscopically assisted radical vaginal hysterectomy and open Wertheim-Meigs in patients with early-stage cervical cancer: eleven years of experience. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2010;20:173-8 pubmed publisher
    ..7%, respectively (P = not significant). The CS procedure is a suitable alternative to WM for small-volume, early-stage cervical cancer, showing a good safety profile, shorter postoperative recovery time, and similar survival outcomes. ..
  35. Ramos D, Busso N, Busso C. Vaginal management of a "late" ectopic pregnancy after vaginal hysterectomy. Fertil Steril. 2010;94:352.e1-3 pubmed publisher
    ..Private hospital. A 38-year-old woman presenting with an ectopic pregnancy 5 months after having a vaginal hysterectomy due to uterine myomatosis. Vaginal adnexectomy...
  36. Fenton B, Hutchings T, Flora R, Fanning J. A laparoscopic bipolar cutting forceps can assist in a case of difficult vaginal hysterectomy. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2006;13:331-3 pubmed
    ..laparoscopic cutting forceps was used for coagulation and transection of the uterine pedicles during a vaginal hysterectomy. This represents a way to expand on traditional techniques for completion of difficult vaginal hysterectomy,..
  37. Susini T, Massi G, Amunni G, Carriero C, Marchionni M, Taddei G, et al. Vaginal hysterectomy and abdominal hysterectomy for treatment of endometrial cancer in the elderly. Gynecol Oncol. 2005;96:362-7 pubmed
    ..A total of 128 patients were operated on with vaginal hysterectomy and 43 cases underwent abdominal hysterectomy...
  38. Stoutjesdijk J, Vierhout M, Spruijt J, Massolt E. Does vaginal reconstructive surgery with or without vaginal hysterectomy or trachelectomy improve sexual well being? A prospective follow-up study. Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2006;17:131-5 pubmed
    ..Urine loss during intercourse improved significantly. Vaginal reconstructive surgery for pelvic organ prolapse has a positive effect on the sexual well being of the afflicted women. ..
  39. Ikechebelu J, Mbamara S, Ezike H. Laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy in southeast Nigeria--case report. Niger J Med. 2009;18:107-9 pubmed
    We present the first laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) performed in our centre and indeed in southeast Nigeria...
  40. Kim H, Kim J, Kim M, Chung H, Lee T, Jeon Y, et al. A randomized prospective trial of the postoperative quality of life between laparoscopic uterine artery ligation and laparoscopy-assisted vaginal hysterectomy for the treatment of symptomatic uterine fibroids: clinical trial design. Trials. 2009;10:8 pubmed publisher
    Laparoscopy-assisted vaginal hysterectomy is one of the definite methods for the treatment of symptomatic uterine fibroids with lesser intraoperative bleeding and shorter hospitalization compared with abdominal hysterectomy...
  41. Mittapalli R, Fanning J, Flora R, Fenton B. Cost-effectiveness analysis of the treatment of large leiomyomas: laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy versus abdominal hysterectomy. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2007;196:e19-21 pubmed
    ..perform a cost-effectiveness analysis comparing the treatment of large leiomyomas by laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) versus abdominal hysterectomy (AH)...
  42. Chang W, Hsu W, Sheu B, Huang S, Torng P, Chang D. Minimizing bladder injury in laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy among women with previous cesarean sections. Surg Endosc. 2008;22:171-6 pubmed
    This study demonstrated a method to prevent bladder injury during laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) to patients with vesicocervical adhesion after previous cesarean deliveries...
  43. Wang C, Yuen L, Yen C, Lee C, Soong Y. A simplified method to decrease operative blood loss in laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy for the large uterus. J Am Assoc Gynecol Laparosc. 2004;11:370-3 pubmed
    ..STUDY OBJECTIVE. To evaluate the role of oxytocin in decreasing operative blood loss in laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) for the large uterus (weight > or = 500 g)...
  44. Fader A, Michener C, Frasure H, Giannios N, Belinson J, Zanotti K. Total laparoscopic hysterectomy versus laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy in endometrial cancer: surgical and survival outcomes. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2009;16:333-9 pubmed publisher
    ..endometrial cancer (EC) who underwent total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) or laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) +/- lymphadenectomy...
  45. Wang C, Yen C, Lee C, Tashi T, Soong Y. Laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy for large uterus: a comparative study. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2004;115:219-23 pubmed
    To examine the safety and feasibility of laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) for uteri weighing 500 g or more as compared to uteri weighing less than 500 g in the management of benign gynecological diseases...
  46. Sheth S. The scope of vaginal hysterectomy. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2004;115:224-30 pubmed
    ..All patients in whom hysterectomy was indicated were first considered for vaginal hysterectomy unless this route was contraindicated. Vaginal hysterectomy (VH) was performed in 5655 patients, and in 90...
  47. Song T, Kim T, Kim M, Park H, Kim J, Lee Y, et al. Single port access laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy for large uterus weighing exceeding 500 grams: technique and initial report. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2010;17:456-60 pubmed publisher
    To present our initial experience with single-port access laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy (SPA-LAVH) in a large uterus weighing in excess of 500 g. A prospective single-center study (Canadian Task Force classification III)...
  48. Smith S, Hoffman M. The role of vaginal hysterectomy in the treatment of endometrial cancer. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2007;197:202.e1-6; discussion 202.e6-7 pubmed
    The objective of the study was to evaluate the role of vaginal hysterectomy in the treatment of endometrial cancer...
  49. Vassallo B, Culpepper C, Segal J, Moen M, Noone M. A randomized trial comparing methods of vaginal cuff closure at vaginal hysterectomy and the effect on vaginal length. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2006;195:1805-8 pubmed
    ..of the study was to compare the effect of horizontal versus vertical closure of the vaginal cuff during vaginal hysterectomy on vaginal length...
  50. Torng P, Chang W, Hwang J, Hsu W, Wang J, Huang S, et al. Health-related quality of life after laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy: is uterine weight a major factor?. Qual Life Res. 2007;16:227-37 pubmed
    To assess uterine size, symptom severity, and hemoglobin level as determinants of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in women subsequently undergoing laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH).
  51. Choi J, Kyung Y, Kim K, Lee K, Han J. The four-trocar method for performing laparoscopically-assisted vaginal hysterectomy on large uteri. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2006;13:276-80 pubmed
    To assess the feasibility and efficacy of laparoscopically-assisted-vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) for a large uterus with the new trocar technique. Retrospective clinical study (Canadian Task Force classification III)...
  52. Chang W, Huang S, Sheu B, Chen C, Torng P, Hsu W, et al. Transvaginal hysterectomy or laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy for nonprolapsed uteri. Obstet Gynecol. 2005;106:321-6 pubmed
    To define a rational guideline for the use of either laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) or transvaginal hysterectomy in dealing with a nonprolapsed uterus...