Laparoendoscopic single-site hysterectomy: Is it safe and feasible?

Francesco Fanfani, Giorgia Monterossi, Anna Fagotti, Giovanni Scambia

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Abstract

Purpose of review: The goal was to evaluate the safety, feasibility, and reproducibility of total and radical single-site hysterectomy. Recent findings: Minimally invasive surgery represents the gold standard for benign and malignant gynecological disease. Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery has emerged as a new technical concept to decrease parietal trauma and improve body image. Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery is not a new essay, but recent developments in surgical technology have resulted in an exponential enlargement of indications. Recently published data showed feasibility, safety, and reproducibility of single-port hysterectomy for benign and malignant gynecological diseases. Summary: Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery represents a new challenge in minimally invasive surgery and appears to be feasible and safe to perform in a variety of gynecologic diseases. The aim of this review is to critically analyze the recent literature about single-site hysterectomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-280
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery
  • Single-port
  • Single-site hysterectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Medicine(all)

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