Randomized study of laparoscopic versus minilaparotomic myomectomy for uterine myomas

Franco Alessandri, Davide Lijoi, Emanuela Mistrangelo, Simone Ferrero, Nicola Ragni

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STUDY OBJECTIVE: To compare the postoperative recovery of patients undergoing laparoscopic and minilaparotomic myomectomy. DESIGN: Randomized study (Canadian Task Force classification I). SETTING: University hospital. PATIENTS: One hundred forty-eight women requiring surgical myomectomy. INTERVENTIONS: Myomectomy by minilaparotomy or laparoscopy. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Operation time was significantly lower in the minilaparotomy group (p <.001). When compared with minilaparotomy, laparoscopy was associated with a lower decline of hemoglobin concentration (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92-97
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006


  • Laparoscopy
  • Minilaparotomy
  • Myoma
  • Myomectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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