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A New Anatomic and Staging-Oriented Classification of Radical Hysterectomy.

Cancers (Basel) 2021 Jul 2;13(13). Epub 2021 Jul 2.

Department of Gynecology with Center for Oncological Surgery, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Corporate Member of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Berlin Institute of Health, Virchow Campus Clinic, Charité Medical University, 13353 Berlin, Germany.

The current understanding of radical hysterectomy more is centered on the uterus and little is being discussed about the resection of the vaginal cuff and the paracolpium as an essential part of this procedure. This is because that the current classifications of radical hysterectomy are based only on the lateral extent of resection. This way is easier to be understood but does not reflect the anatomical and surgical conception of radical hysterectomy and the three-dimensional ways of tumour spreading, neither meet the need of adjusting the radicality according to the different stages of FIGO classification, which depends-at least in the early stages-on the tumour volume and the infiltration in the vagina (but not on the directly spread in the parametrium). Read More

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Radiation treatment for refractory endometriosis: a 38-year-old female presenting with vaginal bleeding.

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2021 9;26(3):457-462. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States.

Background: Endometriosis is typically managed with a medical or surgical approach, though some patients have medically refractory disease and are poor surgical candidates.

Case Presentation: A 39-year-old woman presented to our facility with uncontrolled bleeding and pain from an endometriotic mass at the vaginal cuff. She had a history of abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, now with medically refractive and inoperable disease due to prior history of vesicovaginal fistula. Read More

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Post-operative small pelvic field radiation therapy in patients with intermediate risk early stage cervix cancer: a safe and efficient treatment modality.

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2021 9;26(3):360-366. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Radiation Oncology Department, Hospital Carlos Van Buren, City of Valparaíso, Valparaíso Region, Chile.

Background: The treatment of early stage cervical cancer has different therapeutic options. Adjuvant external beam radiotherapy for surgically treated intermediate risk cervical cancer patients has shown acceptable oncological outcomes with a low incidence of toxicity. The aim of this study was to analyze the oncological outcomes and safety of adjuvant small pelvic field radiotherapy in surgically treated stage IB1-2 cervical cancer patients who met the Sedlis intermediate-risk criteria. Read More

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Two-Layer Compared With One-Layer Vaginal Cuff Closure at the Time of Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy to Reduce Complications.

Obstet Gynecol 2021 Jul;138(1):59-65

Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland; IVF and Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery, Moulana Hospital, Perinthalmanna, India; the Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, Maryland; and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Office of Clinical Research, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Objective: To explore whether two-layer laparoscopic vaginal cuff closure at the time of laparoscopic hysterectomy is associated with a lower rate of postoperative complications compared with a standard one-layer cuff closure.

Methods: A retrospective cohort study of total laparoscopic hysterectomies performed by fellowship-trained minimally invasive gynecologic surgeons between 2011 and 2017 was performed. Surgeons sutured the vaginal cuff laparoscopically, either in a two- or one-layer closure. Read More

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The Case Selection for Vaginal Cuff Brachytherapy in Cervical Cancer Patients After Radical Hysterectomy and External Beam Radiation Therapy.

Front Oncol 2021 25;11:685972. Epub 2021 Jun 25.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.

Objective: To explore the suitable cases for vaginal cuff brachytherapy (VCB) combined with external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) in the postoperative treatment of cervical cancer.

Methods: We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data of 214 postoperative cervical cancer patients who received radiotherapy from January 2008 to December 2015. Among them, 146 patients received postoperative EBRT, 68 received EBRT plus VCB. Read More

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Endometrial cancer recurrence in the sacrum and the Psoas: A case report and literature review.

Gynecol Oncol Rep 2021 Aug 19;37:100814. Epub 2021 Jun 19.

Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell Health at Staten Island University Hospital, United States.

Musculoskeletal metastasis of endometrial carcinoma is rare. Data regarding the management of metastatic disease to these sites is limited. We report a case of a 73-year-old woman who had surgery for endometrial adenocarcinoma (FIGO stage IB, Grade II) followed by vaginal cuff brachytherapy and one year later developed an isolated recurrence in the sacrum and iliopsoas muscle. Read More

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Hysterectomy via transvaginal natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery versus single-port laparoscopy: Comparison of early outcomes.

J Obstet Gynaecol Res 2021 Jun 30. Epub 2021 Jun 30.

Department of Obstetricsand Gynecology, University of Health Science, Kartal Dr. Lutfi Kirdar City Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Aim: The study objective was to compare intraoperative and early postoperative outcomes among patients who underwent hysterectomy via transvaginal natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (and single-port lararoscopy for presumed benign gynecologic disorders).

Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 40 patients who underwent single-port laparoscopic hysterectomy and 20 patients who underwent hysterectomy via natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery. Patients' age, body mass index, history of previous delivery and surgery, total operation time (from skin incision to closure), intraoperative and postoperative complications conversion to another surgical procedure, drop of hemoglobin level, postoperative pain at 1 and 18 h, average hospital stay, and clinical outcomes were analyzed. Read More

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Adjuvant hysterectomy following primary chemoradiation for stage IB2 and IIA2 cervical cancer: a retrospective comparison of complications for open versus minimally invasive surgery.

Radiat Oncol 2021 Jun 29;16(1):123. Epub 2021 Jun 29.

Division of Gynecologic Oncology, University of Southern California, 2020 Zonal Ave, IRD 526, Los Angeles, CA, 90033, USA.

Background: Adjuvant hysterectomy following chemoradiation for bulky, early stage cervical cancer has been shown to decrease local relapse rate. The objective of this study is to compare complications and recurrences between minimally invasive and open adjuvant hysterectomy for early stage cervical cancer.

Methods: Patients were identified who had undergone adjuvant hysterectomy following chemoradiation for 2009 FIGO stage IB2 and IIA2 cervical cancer from August 2006 to June 2018. Read More

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Pelvic inflammatory disease presenting 16 months after vaginal hysterectomy: A case report and literature review.

Case Rep Womens Health 2021 Jul 10;31:e00335. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Consorci Parc de Salut MAR, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Passeig marítim 25-29 (08003), Spain.

Pelvic inflammatory disease after hysterectomy is rare and the underlying route of infection is highly heterogeneous. We report the case of a 52-year-old woman with a history of vaginal hysterectomy for uterine prolapse admitted to the emergency department with acute abdominal pain and fever. Vaginal discharge and pelvic tenderness were evident in the clinical examination. Read More

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Vaginal cuff dehiscence: report of two cases.

Radiol Case Rep 2021 Aug 13;16(8):2231-2235. Epub 2021 Jun 13.

Department of Radiology, Saint Vincent Hospital, 123 Summer Street, Worcester, MA, 01608, USA.

Vaginal cuff dehiscence is a rare but potentially life-threatening post-hysterectomy complication. Here we report two cases of vaginal cuff dehiscence with distinct imaging features and describe the CT findings of vaginal cuff dehiscence. Both patients underwent repair surgery, and the diagnoses were confirmed. Read More

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Wiad Lek 2021 ;74(6):1355-1359


Objective: The aim: To find out whether or not the presence of pregnancy loss and preterm birth was associated with the history of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) of women reproductive tract.

Patients And Methods: Materials and methods: We performed a retrospective cohort study was based on surveillance data. This study included 1,027 fertile women aged 21-50 years admitted to 8 hospitals from 2017-2019 with complaints to pregnancy loss or preterm birth. Read More

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Vaginal cuff brachytherapy: do we need to treat to more than a two-centimeter active length?

J Contemp Brachytherapy 2021 Jun 7;13(3):294-301. Epub 2021 May 7.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Baylor Scott and White Health, Temple, USA.

Purpose: American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) guidelines recommend using a 3-5 cm active length (AL) when treating vaginal cuff (VC) in adjuvant setting of endometrial cancer (EC). The purpose of this study was to evaluate local control and toxicity, using an AL of 1 or 2 cm and immobilization with a traditional table-mounted (stand) or patient-mounted (suspenders) device.

Material And Methods: Between 2005 and 2019, 247 patients with EC were treated with adjuvant high-dose-rate vaginal cuff (HDR-VC) brachytherapy with or without external beam radiation (EBRT). Read More

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Vaginal cancer as a late complication of radiotherapy for endometrial cancer and ileo-perineal fistula after total pelvic exenteration.

J Gynecol Oncol 2021 Jul;32(4):e63

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Karadeniz Technical University Hospital, Trabzon, Turkey.

Pelvic exenteration is a highly morbid operation and remains one of the most catastrophic surgical procedures in gynecological oncology. We would like to present the case of total pelvic exenteration for vaginal cancer after radiotherapy for endometrial cancer as a secondary cancer. A 62-year-old woman, whose gravida: 3, parity: 2, body mass index: 35. Read More

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Small Cell Neuroendocrine Cervical Carcinoma: A Case Report.

J Family Reprod Health 2020 Dec;14(4):273-275

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women's Health Research Center, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

Small cell neuroendocrine cervical carcinoma is a neuroendocrine tumor with the great aggravation that comprises 0.5 to 3 percent of cervical tumors and progresses rapidly with early lymphogenous and hematogenous metastases. We reported a 40 years old woman with cervical cancer in stage IB2 that had radical hysterectomy with mistaken diagnosis of squamous cervical cancer. Read More

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December 2020

Laparoscopic radical hysterectomy with enclosed colpotomy without the use of uterine manipulator for early-stage cervical cancer.

J Minim Access Surg 2021 May 1. Epub 2021 May 1.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecoloty, Zhongda Hospital, School of Medicine, Southeast University, Nanjing, China.

Background: We report the application of transuterine suspension sutures (TUSSs) for manipulation and vaginal closure before colpotomy in laparoscopic radical hysterectomy for early-stage cervical cancer.

Methodology: Eight patients with clinical stage IB1 cervical squamous cell cancer were treated with laparoscopic radical hysterectomy between October 2019 and May 2020. The procedure was performed without a traditional uterine manipulator, and the vaginal cuff was closed with a stapler before colpotomy to prevent tumour spillage. Read More

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Correcting the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery "Illusion of Validity" in Laparoscopic Vaginal Cuff Suturing.

J Minim Invasive Gynecol 2021 May 16. Epub 2021 May 16.

Department of Medical and Surgical Gynecology (Drs. Leon, Dinh, and DeStephano).

Study Objective: The "illusion of validity" is a cognitive bias in which the ability to interpret and predict surgical performance accurately is overestimated. To address this bias, we assessed participants comparing fundamentals of laparoscopic surgery (FLS) and non-FLS tasks with cadaveric vaginal cuff suturing to determine the most representative simulation task for laparoscopic vaginal cuff suturing.

Design: Validity (Messick framework) study comparing FLS and non-FLS tasks with cadaveric vaginal cuff suturing. Read More

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A quality improvement initiative to reduce venous thromboembolism on a gynecologic oncology service.

Gynecol Oncol 2021 Jul 11;162(1):120-127. Epub 2021 May 11.

Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, United States of America.

Objective: To describe and evaluate the effects of implementation of a venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis quality improvement (QI) initiative on a gynecologic oncology service at a single institution.

Methods: Prior to 2018, no consensus gynecologic oncology VTE prophylaxis protocol existed at the authors' academic institution. Published, evidence-based guidelines were reviewed to create a standardized VTE risk stratification algorithm. Read More

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Unidirectional Barbed Suture Versus Polyglactin 910 Suture for Vaginal Cuff Closure in Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy.

Cureus 2021 Apr 2;13(4):e14257. Epub 2021 Apr 2.

Obstetrics and Gynaecology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Rishikesh, Rishikesh, IND.

Introduction and objective Laparoscopic suturing of the vaginal cuff and knotting is the most challenging step in total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) and requires surgical skill. The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of unidirectional barbed suture (V-Loc 180; Covidien, Mansfield, MA) with the conventional polyglactin 910 suture (coated Vicryl; Covidien) for vaginal cuff closure in patients with benign uterine diseases undergoing total laparoscopic hysterectomy. Methods  A prospective observational study was carried out at the department of obstetrics and gynecology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Rishikesh, for two years. Read More

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Incidence of and risk factors for vaginal cuff dehiscence following total laparoscopic hysterectomy: a monocentric hospital analysis.

Arch Gynecol Obstet 2021 Aug 3;304(2):447-454. Epub 2021 May 3.

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Saarland University Hospital, Kirrbergerstraße 100, 66421, Homburg, Saar, Germany.

Purpose: Vaginal cuff dehiscence (VCD) is one of the major surgical complications following hysterectomy with data on incidence rates varying largely and studies assessing risk factors being sparse with contradictive results. The aim of this study was to assess the incidence rate of and risk factors for VCD in a homogenous cohort of women treated for benign uterine pathologies via total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) with standardized follow-up.

Methods: All patients undergoing TLH at the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Saarland University Hospital between November 2010 and February 2019 were retrospectively identified from a prospectively maintained service database. Read More

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Adjuvant vaginal cuff brachytherapy in surgically treated endometrial carcinoma patients - in view of the recent evidence.

J Contemp Brachytherapy 2021 Apr 14;13(2):221-230. Epub 2021 Apr 14.

Department of Oncology and Radiotherapy, Medical University of Gdan´sk, Gdan´sk, Poland.

Vaginal cuff brachytherapy is an essential component of adjuvant post-operative therapy in endometrial carcinoma. Brachytherapy boost, as a part of adjuvant pelvic radiotherapy, including concomitant chemoradiotherapy combined with four cycles carboplatin/paclitaxel chemotherapy, is used in early-stage high-risk and advanced stage disease. This strategy is widely accepted and recommended by international guidelines, despite the fact that combined therapy has never been verified in randomized trials. Read More

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Vaginal cuff brachytherapy practice in endometrial cancer patients: a report from the Turkish Oncology Group.

J Contemp Brachytherapy 2021 Apr 14;13(2):152-157. Epub 2021 Apr 14.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University Ankara, Turkey.

Purpose: The American Brachytherapy Association is attempting to develop standards for delivering brachytherapy, although differences in practice have been reported in the literature. This study evaluated vaginal cuff brachytherapy (VBT) practice and quality of life-related recommendations among Turkish radiation oncologists.

Material And Methods: A nationwide web-based 17-item survey was distributed to the members of the Turkish Society for Radiation Oncology. Read More

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Split-thickness skin graft as a treatment for voluminous vaginal fluid discharge after surgery due to vesico-intestino-vaginal fistulation: A case report and review of the literature.

Gynecol Oncol Rep 2021 May 22;36:100753. Epub 2021 Mar 22.

Department of Surgery, Colorectal Unit, Skåne University Hospital, S-205 02 Malmö, Sweden.

•Repeated pelvic surgery in irradiated tissue increases the risk for vaginal rupture.•We present a rare case with heavy secretion from the ruptured vagina.•Split skin grafting was used as an unusual treatment for this complication. Read More

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Wiad Lek 2021 ;74(2):196-201


Objective: The aim: To obtain the first estimates of the current prevalence of vaginal cuff infection after hysterectomy and antimicrobial resistance of causing pathogens in Ukraine.

Patients And Methods: Materials and methods: We performed a retrospective multicenter cohort study was based on surveillance data. The study population consisted of women who had an abdominal, vaginal or laparoscopic hysterectomy from 2017 to 2019 in 7 women hospitals of Ukraine. Read More

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Adjuvant radiotherapy for cervical cancer in South Korea: a radiation oncology survey of the Korean Radiation Oncology Group (KROG 20-06).

Nalee Kim Won Park

Jpn J Clin Oncol 2021 Jul;51(7):1107-1113

Department of Radiation Oncology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Objective: Radiation therapy plays an important role in adjuvant treatment for surgically treated cervical cancer with adverse pathological findings. This was the first study to evaluate current practices of adjuvant radiation therapy among centres affiliated with the Korean Radiation Oncology Group.

Methods: A survey containing specific questions on the demographics in 2019, indications of adjuvant treatment, radiation therapy field, prescription radiation therapy dose, boost radiation therapy and chemotherapy was sent out by e-mail to 93 centres. Read More

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The Odon Device™ for assisted vaginal birth: a feasibility study to investigate safety and efficacy-The ASSIST II study.

Pilot Feasibility Stud 2021 Mar 19;7(1):72. Epub 2021 Mar 19.

Women & Children's Directorate, North Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol, UK.

Background: The Odon Device™ is a new device for assisted vaginal birth that employs an air cuff around the fetal head for traction. Assisted vaginal birth (AVB) is a vital health intervention that can result in better outcomes for mothers and their babies when complications arise in the second stage of labour. Unfortunately, instruments for AVB (forceps and ventouse) are often not used in settings where there is most clinical need often due to lack of training and resources, resulting in maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality which could have been prevented. Read More

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Recurrent vaginal cuff dehiscence after surgery for endometriosis: a technique for laparoscopic repair with an omental flap.

BMJ Case Rep 2021 Mar 18;14(3). Epub 2021 Mar 18.

Endometriose in Balans (referral centre), Medisch Centrum Haaglanden, The Hague, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands.

Vaginal evisceration is a rare but severe complication after hysterectomy or colpotomy and is generally successfully repaired by reapproximating healthy tissue edges of the vagina. Recurrent vaginal cuff dehiscence is problematic especially in sexually active women. We describe two cases of recurrent vaginal cuff dehiscence. Read More

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Assisted vaginal birth with the Odon Device.

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2021 Mar 10:1-3. Epub 2021 Mar 10.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jean Minjoz Hospital, Besancon University Medical Center, Besancon, France.

The Odon Device is an innovative investigational device for assisted vaginal birth (AVB) and has not yet been granted regulatory approval for sale in any country. It is the first innovation in AVB since the introduction of the vacuum extractor in the 1950's and the device is designed for use by different level of trained health care providers. Efficacy studies are presently in progress in two centers: The ASSIST II Study, Bristol, England, and The BESANCON ASSIST Study, Besançon, France. Read More

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A Multi-Institutional Analysis of Adjuvant Chemotherapy and Radiation Sequence in Women With Stage IIIC Endometrial Cancer.

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2021 Aug 5;110(5):1423-1431. Epub 2021 Mar 5.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

Purpose: Our purpose was to evaluate the effect of sequence and type of adjuvant therapy for patients with stage IIIC endometrial carcinoma (EC) on outcomes.

Methods And Materials: In a multi-institutional retrospective cohort study, patients with stage IIIC EC who had surgical staging and received both adjuvant chemotherapy and radiation therapy (RT) were included. Adjuvant treatment regimens were classified as adjuvant chemotherapy followed by sequential RT (upfront chemo), which was predominant sequence; RT with concurrent chemotherapy followed by chemotherapy (concurrent); systemic chemotherapy before and after RT (sandwich); adjuvant RT followed by chemotherapy (upfront RT); or chemotherapy concurrent with vaginal cuff brachytherapy alone (chemo-brachy). Read More

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[Transvaginal Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (vNOTES) for high uterosacral ligament suspension of the vaginal cuff (with video)].

Gynecol Obstet Fertil Senol 2021 Feb 25. Epub 2021 Feb 25.

Service de gynécologie, département de la femme, de l'enfant et de l'adolescent, hôpitaux universitaires de Genève, Genève, Suisse.

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February 2021

Risk factors of vaginal cuff infection in women undergoing laparoscopic hysterectomy for benign gynecological diseases.

J Obstet Gynaecol Res 2021 Apr 15;47(4):1502-1509. Epub 2021 Feb 15.

Department of Public Health, Hokkaido University Faculty and Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo city, Japan.

Aim: This study aimed to identify the risk factors for vaginal cuff infection after laparoscopic hysterectomy for benign gynecological diseases.

Methods: We conducted a retrospective cohort study among 1559 Japanese women who underwent total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) for benign indications between 2014 and 2018 at Teine Keijinkai Hospital in Sapporo, Japan. All patients received preoperative antibiotics based on appropriate timing, choice, and weight-based dosing. Read More

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