Morbidity with total laparoscopic and laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy

Ayman Al-Talib, Boaz Sheizaf, Benny Almog, Ashraf Dawood, Srinivasan Krishnamurthy, Togas Tulandi

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We evaluated the operative and postoperative morbidity among 103 women who underwent total laparoscopic hysterectomy and 107 others who underwent laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy. Blood loss was significantly greater in the assisted vaginal hysterectomy group (178.0 ± 12.1 ml) than in the total hysterectomy group (130.2 ± 10.7 ml) (p < 0.001). Despite higher uterine weight in the total hysterectomy group, the operative time of both techniques was similar. The complications of both hysterectomies were also comparable. The results from our study suggest that the complication rates of laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy and total hysterectomy are similar. However, laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy is associated with increased blood loss.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)284-287
Number of pages4
JournalActa Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Total laparoscopic hysterectomy
  • complications
  • laparoscopic hysterectomy
  • laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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