OBJECTIVE: Hysterectomy for enlarged uteri is a surgical challenge. Our aim was to compare perioperative outcomes, cosmesis, and postoperative quality of life following laparoscopic hysterectomy for large uteri using minilaparoscopic 3-mm versus conventional laparoscopic 5-mm instruments. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We prospectively enrolled women with a uterus between 16 and 20 weeks of gestation at the preoperative examination. These patients underwent laparoscopic procedures using either 3-mm (minilaparoscopy group) or 5-mm (standard laparoscopy group) instruments. Five months after surgery, patients were called back to fill out the validated Italian translation of the Short Form 12-item Health Survey. Data about the cosmetic outcome of the procedure were also collected, using a Numeric Rating Scale (NRS) from 0 to 10. RESULTS: Seventy-eight women were included (27 in the 3-mm and 51 in the 5-mm groups). Perioperative characteristics were comparable between groups. The median uterus weight was 575 (range, 440-1050) g and 550 (400-1000) g in the 3-mm and 5-mm groups, respectively. No minilaparoscopic procedure was converted to standard 5-mm or to an open approach. One (2%) conversion to open abdominal surgery was needed in the conventional laparoscopy group. A better subjective cosmetic outcome was found in the 3-mm (NRS, 9.7 ± 0.4) versus the 5-mm (NRS, 8.9 ± 1.2) group (P=.01). Postoperative quality of life was comparable between groups. CONCLUSIONS: Minilaparoscopic hysterectomy is feasible, even in the case of an enlarged-size uterus. Moreover, it is associated with a better cosmetic outcome, compared with conventional laparoscopy.

Minilaparoscopic versus standard laparoscopic hysterectomy for uteri ≥ 16 weeks of gestation: surgical outcomes, postoperative quality of life, and cosmesis / Uccella, Stefano; Cromi, Antonella; Casarin, Jvan; Bogani, Giorgio; Serati, Maurizio; Gisone, Baldo Emanuele; Pinelli, Ciro; Fasola, Maddalena; Ghezzi, Fabio. - In: JOURNAL OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC & ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES. - ISSN 1092-6429. - 25:5(2015), pp. 386-391. [10.1089/lap.2014.0478]

Minilaparoscopic versus standard laparoscopic hysterectomy for uteri ≥ 16 weeks of gestation: surgical outcomes, postoperative quality of life, and cosmesis

BOGANI, GIORGIO;
2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Hysterectomy for enlarged uteri is a surgical challenge. Our aim was to compare perioperative outcomes, cosmesis, and postoperative quality of life following laparoscopic hysterectomy for large uteri using minilaparoscopic 3-mm versus conventional laparoscopic 5-mm instruments. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We prospectively enrolled women with a uterus between 16 and 20 weeks of gestation at the preoperative examination. These patients underwent laparoscopic procedures using either 3-mm (minilaparoscopy group) or 5-mm (standard laparoscopy group) instruments. Five months after surgery, patients were called back to fill out the validated Italian translation of the Short Form 12-item Health Survey. Data about the cosmetic outcome of the procedure were also collected, using a Numeric Rating Scale (NRS) from 0 to 10. RESULTS: Seventy-eight women were included (27 in the 3-mm and 51 in the 5-mm groups). Perioperative characteristics were comparable between groups. The median uterus weight was 575 (range, 440-1050) g and 550 (400-1000) g in the 3-mm and 5-mm groups, respectively. No minilaparoscopic procedure was converted to standard 5-mm or to an open approach. One (2%) conversion to open abdominal surgery was needed in the conventional laparoscopy group. A better subjective cosmetic outcome was found in the 3-mm (NRS, 9.7 ± 0.4) versus the 5-mm (NRS, 8.9 ± 1.2) group (P=.01). Postoperative quality of life was comparable between groups. CONCLUSIONS: Minilaparoscopic hysterectomy is feasible, even in the case of an enlarged-size uterus. Moreover, it is associated with a better cosmetic outcome, compared with conventional laparoscopy.
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