Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 284, Issue 2, pp 421–425 | Cite as

Hysterectomy for large symptomatic myomas: minilaparotomy versus midline vertical incision

  • Tuncay Küçüközkan
  • Enis ÖzkayaEmail author
  • Fatma Özlem Uçar
  • Osman Fadıl Kara
General Gynecology



The aim of this study was to analyze the perioperative outcomes of laparotomy with conventional midline incision and minilaparotomy in patients with large myomas, in a prospective and randomized manner.

Study design

From January 2005 to January 2009, 205 consecutive hysterectomies for large symptomatic myomas had been performed by abdominal approach. Patients were randomly assigned to minilaparotomy or midline incision.


Groups were compared and found to be similar in terms of age, gravida, parity, body mass index, uterine size, operative time and intraoperative hemorrhage volume. Length of hospital stay, rate of surgical site infection and postoperative fever were significantly higher in the conventional laparotomy group with midline incision.


Minilaparotomy is an applicable procedure in hysterectomy for large myomas in the majority of women, resulting in decreased length of hospital stay and complication rates.


Minilaparotomy Myoma Hysterectomy 


Conflict of interest



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tuncay Küçüközkan
    • 1
  • Enis Özkaya
    • 1
    Email author
  • Fatma Özlem Uçar
    • 1
  • Osman Fadıl Kara
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyDr. Sami Ulus Maternity and Women’s Health Teaching and Research HospitalAnkaraTurkey

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