Purpose of review: The goal was to evaluate the safety, feasibility, and reproducibility of total and radical single-site hysterectomy.
Recent findings: Minimally invasive surgery represents the gold standard for benign and malignant gynecological disease. Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery has emerged as a new technical concept to decrease parietal trauma and improve body image. Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery is not a new essay, but recent developments in surgical technology have resulted in an exponential enlargement of indications. Recently published data showed feasibility, safety, and reproducibility of single-port hysterectomy for benign and malignant gynecological diseases.
Summary: Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery represents a new challenge in minimally invasive surgery and appears to be feasible and safe to perform in a variety of gynecologic diseases. The aim of this review is to critically analyze the recent literature about single-site hysterectomy.
aInstitute for Maternal and Child Health, IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Trieste
bDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome
cMinimally Invasive Gynecology, Santa Maria Hospital Terni, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy
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