Surgical Outcomes and complications of prophylactic salpingectomy at the time of benign hysterectomy in premenopausal women

Lucas Minig, Linus Chuang, María Guadalupe Patrono, José Miguel Cárdenas-Rebollo, Jesús García-Donas

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Abstract

Study Objective: To compare the surgical outcome and short-term postoperative complications in premenopausal women who had undergone hysterectomies for benign indication with or without prophylactic bilateral salpingectomy. Design: A cohort of consecutive women who had undergone hysterectomy plus bilateral salpingectomy between May 2012 and July 2014 (group A) were compared with the same number of consecutive premenopausal patients who had undergone simple hysterectomy operated on before May 2012 (group B). Inclusion criteria included premenopausal women and benign indication for surgery (Canadian Task Force classification III). Setting: tertiary care hospital. Intervention: Salpingectomy versus no salpingectomy at the time of benign hysterectomy. Measurements and Main Results: A total of 97 and 71 patients were included in groups A and B, respectively. No differences between the 2 groups were observed regarding patient characteristics. The average operative time, estimated blood loss, uterine size, and intraoperative complications were similar between groups. The mean (standard deviation) length of hospitalization time was 43.7 (22.4) hours in group A and 53.9 (83.5) hours in group B (p = .008). There were no significant differences in terms of the incidence of postoperative complications, emergency visits after readmission, and hospital readmission between both groups of patients. Conclusion: Prophylactic salpingectomy at the time of benign hysterectomy in premenopausal women is safe and feasible and does not worsen surgical outcomes or the incidence of intraoperative and postoperative complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)653-657
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 May 2015

Keywords

  • Benign hysterectomy
  • Prophylactic salpingectomy
  • Surgical outcomes

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