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Piver' s radical hysterectomy (type III): Endo-Gia 30 stapler versus traditional forcipressure for resection of the cardinal ligament
Objective: Morbidity and costs associated with Piver's radical hysterectomy (type III) are noteworthy. The Endo-Gia stapler method for resection of cardinal ligaments can reduce duration of surgery and hospitalization, blood loss, costs and postoperative infection rates. Method: Two groups of patients (homogeneous for age, weight and medical condition) were studied: one group was operated on using the Endo-Gia stapler method (n = 52) and the other with the traditional forcipressure (n = 13). The size of parametrial tissue removed, blood loss, duration of surgery, duration of hospitalization, cost of materials and postoperative fever were compared in the two groups. Result: Mean operative times were lower in the Endo-Stapler group than in the controls (mean 180 min versus 220 min). Mean blood loss was 300 cc in the stapler group versus 450 cc in the forcipressure group. Mean cost of surgery (considering costs of materials, hospital stay, duration of surgery), was lower in the stapler group Є 3095) than in the group who underwent traditional surgery(Є 3434). Conclusion: Our data suggest the Endo-Gia stapler method significantly reduces blood loss, operative time and cost.