Total versus subtotal hysterectomy

August 2006
Journal of Perioperative Practice;Aug2006, Vol. 16 Issue 8, p355
Academic Journal
The article presents a review of a study about the results of total and subtotal hysterectomy for benign gynecological conditions. It is said that the study did not proved that subtotal hysterectomy offers better sexual, urinary or bowel function compared to total hysterectomy. It was found that even if subtotal surgery is a shorter procedure and intraoperative blood loss are reduced, women will possibly experience ongoing cyclical bleeding for a year after the surgery.


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