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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2002;45(8):1374-1379.
Published online August 1, 2002.
Correlation of post-operative morbidity and various time intervals between large loop excision of transformation zone and total abdominal hysterectomy.
Hyun Jung Lee, Young Tae Kim, Mi Suk Nam, Soo Hyun Park, Jong Seung Shin, Sung Hoon Kim, Jae Wook Kim
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
This study was aimed to detail the effects of various time intervals between large loop excision of transformation zone (LLETZ) and total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH) upon post-operative morbidity. METHODS: The charts of 169 patients selected among 306 patients who had underwent LLETZ followed by type 1 extended abdominal hysterectomy from Jan. 1996 to Dec. 2001 at Yonsei University Medical Center were retrospectively reviewed for post-operative morbidity. The patients were categorized into three groups according to time interval: within 48 hours, within 48 hours to 6 weeks, longer than 6 weeks. Correlation of post-operative morbidity and time interval was evaluated. One way ANOVA and chi-square test were used for statistical analysis. RESULTS: There were no significant differences in demographic and obstetric characteristics among three groups. There were no significant differences in operative time (104.3 min, 99.6 min, 102.4 min), blood loss (190 ml, 182 ml, 160 ml), hemoglobin change (1.12 g/dl, 0.92 g/dl, 1.28 g/dl), febrile morbidity (6.7%, 6.8%, 0.0%), wound problems (6.7%, 9.1%, 10.0%) and urinary difficulty (2.9%, 0.0%, 5.0%). CONCLUSION: We found no significant differences in post-operative morbidity according to various time intervals between LLETZ and TAH. It could be recommended for TAH after LLETZ to be performed regardless of the intervening interval because there is no specific suitable time for the patients.
Key Words: Large loop excision of transformation zone, Total abdominal hysterectomy, Various time interval
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