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Laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy with a new disposable morcellator.

Authors
  • Kresch, A J
  • Lyons, T L
  • Westland, A B
  • Winer, W K
  • Savage, G M
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
Publication Date
May 01, 1998
Volume
5
Issue
2
Pages
203–206
Identifiers
PMID: 9564073
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (LSH) can be performed more easily with a powered morcellator for removal of the uterus. Available laparoscopic morcellators are expensive and may be difficult to use, but a new, powered, disposable instrument was developed (Diva; FemRx, Sunnyvale, CA) to morcellate the entire uterus for easy removal through a 15-mm cannula. Twelve consecutive women for whom subtotal hysterectomy was indicated underwent LSH by standard laparoscopic protocol and were monitored postoperatively for a minimum of 1 month. In the current trend of "less is more," LSH is an emerging option for less extensive hysterectomies and can be made more cost and time effective with a single-use powered morcellator.

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