Research Paper

Assessment of the quality of life following laparoscopic vs. abdominal hysterectomy

Author: Răzvan Iosifescu, Clarisa Gîdea, Andrada Spânu, Niculae Iordache*, Corina Dalia Toderescu, Gyongyi Osser**
General Surgery Clinic, Saint John Emergency Clinical Hospital,Bucharest, Romania*, Vasile Goldis Western University of Arad, Faculty of General Medicine, Pharmacy and Dental Medicine, Arad, Romania**

Hysterectomy is the main surgical procedure used in gynecologic non-malignancies. The aim of this study was to compare the benefits and risks of vaginal laparoscopic hysterectomy versus abdominal hysterectomy.

We focused on the results obtained during a randomized controlled comparative trial observing post-surgery quality of life in total laparoscopic hysterectomy as compared to total abdominal hysterectomy. The RAND-36 health survey was completed by the 60 patients during March 2014 - March 2015.

Results of our study suggest that, when feasible, total laparoscopic hysterectomy may be a beneficial intervention for patients suitable for abdominal surgical approach.

Keywords: hysterectomy, laparoscopy, quality of life, postoperative health.