Total laparoscopic radical hysterectomy for cervical carcinoma is currently an accepted surgical procedure, however, bladder dysfunction after this procedure is likely to decrease the patient’s quality of life. Therefore, for a low risk of cervical carcinoma, total laparoscopic nerve-sparing radical hysterectomy should be applied.
In this chapter, step-by-step surgical instructions for total laparoscopic nerve-sparing radical hysterectomy are described (with a special focus on the nerve-sparing techniques) and our original research regarding the correlations between the preserved pelvic nerve networks and bladder functions after total laparoscopic nerve sparing radical hysterectomy are introduced.
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