Jack Yu Jen Huang

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  • Cervical stump necrosis and septic shock after laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy JOURNAL OF MINIMALLY INVASIVE GYNECOLOGY Huang, J. Y., Ziegler, C., Tulandi, T. 2005; 12 (2): 162-164


    The decision to retain or remove the cervix when performing laparoscopic hysterectomy remains a topic of debate. A 38-year-old woman with multiple sclerosis underwent laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (LASH) for menometrorrhagia. Two weeks later, she was seen at our institution with septic shock. She underwent an exploratory laparotomy and was found to have cervical stump necrosis and peritonitis. Trachelectomy was performed. The postoperative course was prolonged by persistent fever, pleural effusion, and abscess collections. Although rare, cervical stump necrosis is a possible complication of LASH.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jmig.2005.01.008

    View details for Web of Science ID 000229178800014

    View details for PubMedID 15904622

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