Transvaginal Hybrid NOTES Cholecystectomy: A Single-Centre Long-Term Experience on Sexual Function

Transvaginal Hybrid NOTES Cholecystectomy: A Single-Centre Long-Term Experience on Sexual Function Introduction Transvaginal hybrid NOTES cholecystectomy is an alternative approach to the traditional laparoscopic technique. Despite increasing data regarding clinical outcomes following transvaginal hybrid NOTES cholecystec- tomy, there is still a lack of long-term results, particularly with regard to sexual function. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate long-term outcome of a series of transvaginal hybrid cholecystectomy. Patients and methods Female patients with symptomatic cholecystolithiasis who underwent transvaginal hybrid NOTES cholecystectomy were retrospectively analysed regarding clinical and surgical outcome parameters. Fur- thermore, all patients received a 17-question survey postoperative with questions about sexual intercourse, the domains satisfaction and pain of the German Female Sexual Function Index. Results Overall, 47 of 80 patients were included in the study with a completed survey responses (return rate 58.6%), with a mean age of 48 years, mean body mass index of 29 and mean operative time of 47 min. The median follow-up was 40 months. There were no intra- or postoperative complications and no conversion to a laparoscopic or open approach. No significant differences were found for postoperative sexual function (painful intercourse, inability to achieve orgasm), although sexual intercourse was less frequent postoperatively (p = 0.022). Forty-four patients (93.7%) were satisfied with http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png World Journal of Surgery Springer Journals

Transvaginal Hybrid NOTES Cholecystectomy: A Single-Centre Long-Term Experience on Sexual Function

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Springer International Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Société Internationale de Chirurgie
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Surgery; Abdominal Surgery; Cardiac Surgery; General Surgery; Thoracic Surgery; Vascular Surgery
ISSN
0364-2313
eISSN
1432-2323
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00268-017-4412-x
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Abstract

Introduction Transvaginal hybrid NOTES cholecystectomy is an alternative approach to the traditional laparoscopic technique. Despite increasing data regarding clinical outcomes following transvaginal hybrid NOTES cholecystec- tomy, there is still a lack of long-term results, particularly with regard to sexual function. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate long-term outcome of a series of transvaginal hybrid cholecystectomy. Patients and methods Female patients with symptomatic cholecystolithiasis who underwent transvaginal hybrid NOTES cholecystectomy were retrospectively analysed regarding clinical and surgical outcome parameters. Fur- thermore, all patients received a 17-question survey postoperative with questions about sexual intercourse, the domains satisfaction and pain of the German Female Sexual Function Index. Results Overall, 47 of 80 patients were included in the study with a completed survey responses (return rate 58.6%), with a mean age of 48 years, mean body mass index of 29 and mean operative time of 47 min. The median follow-up was 40 months. There were no intra- or postoperative complications and no conversion to a laparoscopic or open approach. No significant differences were found for postoperative sexual function (painful intercourse, inability to achieve orgasm), although sexual intercourse was less frequent postoperatively (p = 0.022). Forty-four patients (93.7%) were satisfied with

Journal

World Journal of SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Dec 21, 2017

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