Haemostasis after cold-knife conisation: A randomised prospective trial comparing cerclage suture versus electro-cauterisation
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2008
© 2008 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2008 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Volume 48, Issue 3, pages 343–347, June 2008
How to Cite
DANE, C., DANE, B., CETIN, A. and ERGINBAS, M. (2008), Haemostasis after cold-knife conisation: A randomised prospective trial comparing cerclage suture versus electro-cauterisation. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 48: 343–347. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-828X.2008.00853.x
- Issue published online: 3 JUN 2008
- Article first published online: 3 JUN 2008
- Received 25 June 2007; accepted 10 January 2008.
- cervical intraepithelial neoplasia;
- cold-knife conisation;
Aims: The purpose of this study was to compare two different techniques of obtaining haemostasis after cold-knife conisation.
Methods: Seventy-eight women who required conisation for treatment of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia were prospectively enrolled in a randomised clinical trial to receive either cerclage with cold-knife conisation or cautery with cold-knife conisation. Outcome measures evaluated include estimated blood loss, operative time, early late haemorrhage and dysmenorrhoea. The short- and long-term morbidity was compared, and a six-month follow up was completed.
Results: The procedure-related complication rate was 16.7% in the cautery group, compared with 7.0% in the suture group (P < 0.05). The cerclage group had significantly shorter operative time and intraoperative blood loss than the cautery group (P < 0.05). Postoperative bleeding and dysmenorrhoea were observed in eight (10.2%), and 14 cases (17.9%), in cerclage and cautery group, respectively. Three cases (3.8%) had postoperative infections and were cured with oral antibiotics.
Conclusions: These results suggest that cerclage suturing technique provided excellent haemostasis and restoration of normal cervical anatomy. Cerclage suture of the cone bed is superior to only cauterisation as a method of achieving haemostasis, with significantly less blood loss and shorter operative time.