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2022 Mar

Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol



Total laparoscopic hysterectomy in patients with deep endometriosis: Different technical and postoperative considerations, in comparison with a procedure performed for other benign indications.


Protopapas A, Vlachos D-E, Kathopoulis N, Grigoriadis T, Zacharakis D, Athanasiou S, Chatzipapas I
Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol. 2022 Mar; 61(2):216-222.
PMID: 35361379.


Total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) may be indicated in patients with deep infiltrative endometriosis (DIE) to treat severe chronic pelvic pain symptoms, recurrences, or co-existing uterine disease. This study discusses the challenges and specific operative and postoperative considerations in patients submitted to TLH and excision of DIE, in comparison with those undergoing a procedure for other benign indications.