Hysterectomy pp 381-383 | Cite as


  • Ralf RothmundEmail author


Comorbidities like obesity, diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) play an important role for the peri- and postoperative course and management of a hysterectomy. In most cases the laparoscopic technique is favoured compared to conventional techniques in patients with the previous mentioned risk factors. However, severe obesity in combination with COPD is itself a limiting factor for a laparoscopic approach to hysterectomy.

The presence of deep infiltrating endometriosis in patients with an indication for hysterectomy requires a preparation technique equivalent to the surgical technique of radical hysterectomy. These technically difficult and complex interventions should be performed in centres with great surgical expertise.


Comorbidities Laparoscopic hysterectomy Obesity Deep infiltrating endometriosis Frozen pelvis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universitäts-FrauenklinikTübingenGermany

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