Surgical outcomes of intraabdominal versus vaginal approach for uterine manipulation during total laparoscopic hysterectomy

Güven C. M., Uysal D., Kolsuz Z., YILMAZ B.

Medicine (United States), vol.102, no.22, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 102 Issue: 22
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/md.0000000000033927
  • Journal Name: Medicine (United States)
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, Veterinary Science Database, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Keywords: gynecology, myoma screw, total laparoscopic hysterectomy, uterine manipulator, uterus
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


Uterine manipulation is essential for moving the uterus and proper anatomical dissection without complications during total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH). Although many different uterine manipulators (UM) have been designed in the last few decades, there is still no "optimal UM" that is universally safe, efficient, and cost-effective. This study aimed to compare myoma screw (MS) and UM with regard to surgical outcomes and cost-effectiveness in patients who underwent TLH. In the current study, we describe an operation technique that uses a MS instead of a uterine manipulator during TLH and discuss the surgical outcomes of this method. The use of MS resulted in significantly shorter operation time with respect to UM for uterine manipulation during TLH regarding benign indications, with affordable costs. The use of MS is a safe and cost-effective alternative to the use of UM during TLH.