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Background : Laparoscopically surgery has become more and more popular during recent years. Srinagarind hospital has been offering laparoscopic hysterectomy since February 1996.
Objective : To study patient profiles in the initial 10 cases of laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) at Srinagarind Hospital
Study design : A retrospective descriptive study
Setting : Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Srinagarind Hospital, Khon Kaen University
Subjects : 10 cases with LAVH between February 1996 and July 1996
Main outcome measures : Operating times, techniques for LAVH, 8 cases were myoma uteri, 2 cases were recurrent DUB. The average operating time was 2 hours 27 minutes DUB. The average operating time was 2 hours 27 minutes per case. One case had torn dome of urinary bladder during surgery, repaired by laparoscopic suturing.
Conclustion : LAVH is a new technique for gynecologic surgery. It needs gynecologists with more training and requires further study to determine the effectiveness of the procedure
Key words : LAVH