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SOKOL, ANDREW I. MD; GREEN, ISABEL C. MD
The use of laparoscopy to perform all or part of hysterectomy has become widely accepted, with laparoscopic hysterectomy accounting for up to 15% of all hysterectomies performed in the United States. A recent Cochrane analysis has clearly shown that laparoscopic hysterectomy is associated with decreased length of stay and faster recovery time compared with laparotomy. There is no evidence to support a supracervical hysterectomy over a total hysterectomy in terms of frequency of pelvic support disorders or sexual function. This does not preclude the use of a supracervical hysterectomy in some clinical situations.
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