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Korean J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Dec;53(12):1118-1123. Korean.
Published online December 21, 2010.
Copyright © 2010 Korean Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Comparative study of laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy and laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy
Keon Jin, M.D.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea.

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Received October 06, 2010; Revised November 25, 2010; Accepted December 01, 2010.



To compare the clinical results between laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) and laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (LSH) in women with uterine leiomyoma.


One hundred four women underwent laparoscopic hysterectomy for the treatment of uterine leiomyoma between July 2008 and December 2009. A total of 60 women decided to undergo complete hysterectomy with removal of uterine cervix (LAVH group) and 44 women wished to preserve the uterine cervix (LSH group). Outcome measures including patient's characteristics, operating time, blood loss, rate of complications, were assessed and compared between groups.


The women in the LAVH group were significantly older as compared with the LSH group, 45.16±0.84 years versus 42.41±0.62 years respectively. There were no significant differences in patient's characteristics (body mass index, parity, prior surgery) between the two groups. The mean operating time was 64.07±2.37 min. for LAVH group and 69.76±2.01 min. for LSH group; the mean hemoglobin change was 1.62±0.13 g/dL for LAVH group, 1.83±0.14 g/dL for LSH group, no significant differences were noted between two groups respect to the mean operating time and the mean hemoglobin change. There is no post-operative complications in both LAVH and LSH group.


Based on our results, in women with uterine leiomyoma, LAVH and LSH seem to be the preferred hysterectomy techniques. The mean age was younger in LSH group, but did not appear to offer any significant benefits over LAVH. LAVH proved to be a valid alternative to LSH, and appropriate method for laparoscopic hysterectomy.

Keywords: Laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy; Laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy


Table 1
Patient's characteristics
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Table 3
Hemoglobin change
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