Uterine Vascular Occlusion in Management of Leiomyomas: Laparoscopy vs Laparotomy

Wen Ling Lee, Wei Min Liu, Ming Huei Cheng, Hsiang Tai Chao, Jong Ling Fuh, Peng Hui Wang

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Study Objective: To compare the difference between laparoscopic uterine vessel occlusion (LUVO) and ultra-minilaparotomy (UMLT) uterine vessel occlusion (UVO) in the management of symptomatic uterine myomas with 2-year follow-up. Design: Observational study (Canadian Task Force classification II-3). Setting: University-associated hospital. Patients: Ninety-one patients with symptomatic leiomyoma. Interventions: Uterine vessel occlusion via laparoscopy (n = 51) or UMLT access (n = 40). Measurements and Main Results: Outcome was determined by comparing operative time, complications, successful operation rate, postoperative pain, time to resumption of a regular diet, time to return to work, 2-year symptom control, relapse of symptoms, and repeat intervention between both groups. There were no statistical differences in 2-year symptom control, relapse of symptoms, repeat intervention, surgical complications, and successful operation rate between the 2 groups; however, LUVO yielded shorter operative time, less operative pain, shorter time to resumption of a regular diet, and earlier return to work, compared with UMLT-UVO. Conclusion: If UVO is chosen for management of symptomatic uterine myoma, both the LUVO and UMLT are acceptable options, with similar therapeutic outcomes; however, LUVO might yield more rapid postoperative recovery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)562-568
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2009


  • Laparoscopic uterine vessel occlusion
  • Leiomyomas
  • Myomas
  • Ultra-minilaparotomy
  • Uterine vessel occlusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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