The aim of the study is to know whether retroperitoneal method of total laparoscopic hysterectomy is better than conventional method of total laparoscopic hysterectomy. This was assessed by comparing both methods for intra-operative blood loss and urological complications.
An observational study was done in patients planned for total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) for benign pathologies who gave their consent to be included in the study. Patients were divided into two groups based on method of surgery. Group 1 included patients who underwent conventional method of TLH while group 2 included patients who underwent retroperitoneal method of TLH. The data obtained from both the groups were compared and then analyzed for duration of surgery, blood loss and complications.
Out of 102 patients, 71 underwent conventional method of TLH (group 1) and 31 underwent retroperitoneal method of TLH (group 2). The mean duration of surgery was 132.0 ±39.3 minutes and 136.8 ±44.2 minutes in group 1 and group 2 respectively(p=0.643).The drop in haemoglobin level was 1.18 ±0.66g/dL and 1.11 ±0.45g/dL in group 1 and group 2 respectively (p=0.901). No significant complications were seen in both the groups (p=1.000).
There was no statistically significant difference between conventional method and retroperitoneal method of TLH in terms of blood loss and complications.
TLH, Retroperitoneal TLH, Complications of TLH, Uterine artery ligation in TLH, Ureteric injury
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