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Risks from less invasive hysterectomy are quantified in study

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 26 October 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5775
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Less invasive procedures for hysterectomy are associated with a higher risk of complications than many women may think, a large study of outcomes has found.1

Hysterectomy is one of the most common gynaecological operations, and one in five women in the United Kingdom undergoes the procedure by age 60. All forms of hysterectomy are generally safe, with very few deaths after surgery. Until now, however, no comparison had been made between complications resulting from the three main types of procedure: abdominal, vaginal, …

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