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Comparison of Vaginal Hysterectomy Techniques and Interventions for Benign Indications: A Systematic Review

Jeppson, Peter C.; Balgobin, Sunil; Rahn, David D.; Matteson, Kristen A.; Dieter, Alexis A.; Ellington, David R.; Aschkenazi, Sarit O.; Grimes, Cara; Mamik, Mamta M.; Balk, Ethan M.; Murphy, Milesfor the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons Systematic Review Group

Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey: September 2017 - Volume 72 - Issue 9 - p 533–534
doi: 10.1097/01.ogx.0000522108.41423.04
GYNECOLOGY: OPERATIVE GYNECOLOGY
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(Abstracted from Obstet Gynecol 2017;129:877–886)

Barriers to performing a vaginal hysterectomy (VH) include potential complications, technical difficulties, lack of experience, and low-volume caseload. Increased knowledge is needed about factors associated with success and failure of a vaginal approach.

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM; University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX; Women & Infants Hospital, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL; ProHealth, Waukesha Memorial Hospital, Waukesha, WI; Columbia University Medical Center and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY; Center for Evidence Based Medicine, Brown University School of Public Health, Providence, RI; and Institute for Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, North Wales, PA

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