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SHORT RESEARCH REPORT
Same-day discharge after laparoscopic hysterectomy
Article first published online: 17 OCT 2012
© 2012 The Authors Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica© 2012 Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
Volume 91, Issue 11, pages 1339–1341, November 2012
How to Cite
LASSEN, P. D., MOELLER-LARSEN, H. and DE NULLY, P. (2012), Same-day discharge after laparoscopic hysterectomy. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 91: 1339–1341. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0412.2012.01535.x
Please cite this article as: Lassen PD, Moeller-Larsen H, de Nully P. Same-day discharge after laparoscopic hysterectomy. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2012; 91:1339-1341.
- Issue published online: 1 NOV 2012
- Article first published online: 17 OCT 2012
- Accepted manuscript online: 24 AUG 2012 05:31AM EST
- Received: 29 March 2012 Accepted: 15 August 2012
- Laparoscopic hysterectomy;
- same-day discharge;
- harmonic scalpel;
- patient satisfaction;
The benefits of laparoscopic hysterectomy are well documented and include less postoperative pain, shorter hospital stay and faster recovery. The objective of this study was to assess the feasibility of laparoscopic hysterectomy as an outpatient procedure. A total of 26 women regarded eligible for an accelerated approach were included. The mean duration of the operation was 40 min (range 23–60 min), with a blood loss of 50 mL (range 10–200 mL). Twenty-three left the hospital the same day (88%). One woman required overnight hospitalization because of a port hematoma, while two stayed for reasons unrelated to the surgery. Three other women were referred with minor problems to an urgent clinic appointment within the first month. Overall, the women were satisfied with the procedure, with a mean rating of 9 of 10 possible points. Thus, outpatient laparoscopic hysterectomy appeared to be safe and well accepted by selected patients.