Closure or non-closure of visceral peritoneums after abdominal hysterectomies and Wertheim-Meigs radical abdominal hysterectomies.

G. N. Than, A. A. Arany, E. Schunk, M. Vizer, K. F. Krommer

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The effect of visceral peritoneal closure after conventional abdominal hysterectomies and Wertheim-Meigs radical operations was studied clinically. No considerable differences were found in the postoperative staying period; however, the incidence of complications were less in the peritoneal non-closure group (n = 91) than in the control, peritonealized group (n = 149). Significantly lower was the number of postoperative irregular pyelogram in cases without peritoneal closure (n = 25) of radical abdominal operations than in the control group (n = 49) with peritoneal suturing. We therefore suggest that the lack of suturing of visceral peritoneums has some advantages after abdominal hysterectomies and especially has benefits for Wertheim-Meigs operations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-86
Number of pages8
JournalActa Chirurgica Hungarica
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1994


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  • Surgery

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