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Methods of hysterectomy: should women have a say?

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7512.351-b (Published 04 August 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:351
  1. Vikki A Entwistle, reader (v.a.entwistle@abdn.ac.uk),
  2. Graeme MacLennan, statistician,
  3. Zoe Skea, research fellow,
  4. Siladitya Bhattacharya, clinical senior lecturer,
  5. Brian Williams, associate director
  1. Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD
  2. Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD
  3. Dugald Baird Centre, University of Aberdeen
  4. Social Dimensions of Health Institute, University of Dundee, Dundee DD1 4HJ

    EDITOR—The review by Johnson et al shows that vaginal hysterectomy outperforms (open) abdominal hysterectomy on all outcomes for which there is evidence from randomised controlled trials, and laparoscopic hysterectomy outperforms abdominal hysterectomy on all except injuries to the bladder or ureter.1 In practice, abdominal hysterectomy dominates, so Edozien in his editorial reasonably advocates more training in vaginal surgery and the development of …

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