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Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology:
doi: 10.1097/GCO.0000000000000090
MINIMALLY INVASIVE GYNECOLOGIC PROCEDURES: Edited by Colin Davis

Laparoendoscopic single-site hysterectomy: is it safe and feasible?

Fanfani, Francescoa; Monterossi, Giorgiab; Fagotti, Annac; Scambia, Giovannib

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Abstract

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.

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