Arch Gynecol Obstet (2017) 296:513–518 DOI 10.1007/s00404-017-4452-3 GENERAL GYNECOLOGY Postoperative sexual functioning in total versus subtotal laparoscopic hysterectomy: what do women expect? 1 2 3 3 • • • • Sebastian Berlit Stefanie Lis Sven Ju ¨ rgens Olaf Buchweitz 1 1 1 • • Amadeus Hornemann Marc Su ¨ tterlin Benjamin Tuschy Received: 14 March 2017 / Accepted: 26 June 2017 / Published online: 6 July 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Abstract potential change in postoperative sexuality had an impact Purpose To evaluate sexual functioning and expected on their choice for a subtotal/total hysterectomy, respec- changes in sexual functioning in women with planned total tively (p\ 0.001). versus subtotal laparoscopic hysterectomy. Conclusion Patients’ expectations concerning preservation Methods A total of 120 women undergoing laparoscopic of the cervix and postoperative sexuality appear to have the hysterectomy were preoperatively enrolled in this study potential to bias investigations comparing total with with a cross-sectional design. Full data sets were available subtotal hysterectomy. Hence, future research focusing on for 112 patients, so that 56 patients with planned total this issue should be accomplished incorporating patients’ laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) and 56 women with expectations stratiﬁed by mode of intervention. planned laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy
Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics – Springer Journals
Published: Jul 6, 2017
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