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Total versus subtotal hysterectomy: an observational study with one-year follow-up

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The aim of this study was to compare total and subtotal abdominal hysterectomy for benign indications, with regard to urinary incontinence, postoperative complications, quality of life (SF-36), constipation, prolapse, satisfaction with sexual life, and pelvic pain at 1-year postoperative. Eighty women chose total and 105 women chose subtotal abdominal hysterectomy. No significant differences were found between the 2 operation methods in any of the outcome measures at 12 months. Fourteen women (15%) from the subtotal abdominal hysterectomy group experienced vaginal bleeding and three women had their cervix removed.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)64-7
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2005

    Research areas

  • Adult, Female, Humans, Hysterectomy, Middle Aged, Quality of Life, Urinary Incontinence

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