Total laparoscopic hysterectomy without uterine Manipulator: Description of a new technique and its outcome

Andreas Kavallaris*, N. Chalvatzas, K. Kelling, M. K. Bohlmann, K. Diedrich, A. Hornemann

*Korrespondierende/r Autor/-in für diese Arbeit
11 Zitate (Scopus)


Introduction: Hysterectomy remains the most common major gynecological operation. This is the first study that describes a new technique of TLH without using any kind of uterine manipulator or vaginal tube (TLHwM) and analyzes the intra- and postoperative surgical outcome of the first 67 cases. Patients and methods: Between October 2008 and December 2009, 67 patients underwent TLH without uterine manipulator or vaginal tube. We analyzed the differences in the outcome by using three different kinds of surgical instruments: in 21 cases the TLHwM was performed using conventional 5 mm bipolar and scissors, in 22 cases using Sonosurgical, and in 24 cases using PKS cutting forceps. Results: There was no intra- or postoperative complications. The overall mean operating time was by TLHwM with salpingo-oophorectomy 98 min and without salpingo- oophorectomy, 80 min. The mean operating time using cutting forceps was significantly lower. The mean uterine weight was 263 g. Discussion: Uterine manipulator seems to be a safe and practical surgical method, especially for patients with vaginal stenosis and in cases of enlarged uterus. With its short operation time and no complication rate, we believe that this method is an enrichment of the laparoscopic hysterectomy techniques.

ZeitschriftArchives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Seiten (von - bis)1053-1057
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 01.05.2011


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