Vaginal cuff dehiscence and evisceration: A review of the literature

Hye Chun Hur, Michelle Lightfoot, Miranda Gomez McMillin, Kimberly A. Kho

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Abstract

Purpose of review Vaginal cuff dehiscence and evisceration are rare but potentially serious complications of hysterectomy. In this article, we review the incidence, risk factors, management, and preventive measures for dehiscence based on available literature. Recent findings Identifying risk factors for dehiscence is challenging because studies lack comparison groups and most studies are largely underpowered to draw concrete conclusions. Summary High-quality data on cuff dehiscence after hysterectomy are limited. Potentially modifiable risks that optimize vaginal wound healing, minimize vaginal cuff strain, and minimize cuff infection should be optimized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-303
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2016

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Hysterectomy
Risk Management
Wound Healing
Incidence
Infection
Data Accuracy

Keywords

  • complications
  • dehiscence
  • evisceration
  • hysterectomy
  • vaginal cuff

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Vaginal cuff dehiscence and evisceration : A review of the literature. / Hur, Hye Chun; Lightfoot, Michelle; McMillin, Miranda Gomez; Kho, Kimberly A.

In: Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 28, No. 4, 01.08.2016, p. 297-303.

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Hur, Hye Chun ; Lightfoot, Michelle ; McMillin, Miranda Gomez ; Kho, Kimberly A. / Vaginal cuff dehiscence and evisceration : A review of the literature. In: Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2016 ; Vol. 28, No. 4. pp. 297-303.
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