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Ginecología y obstetricia de México

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ROMERO-MATAS, Marta et al. Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia type III after laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy. Advantages and disadvantages of cervical conservation in hysterectomized patients. Ginecol. obstet. Méx. [online]. 2020, vol.88, n.3, pp.187-193.  Epub Aug 30, 2021. ISSN 0300-9041.


There are multiple approaches to perform a hysterectomy; the classic vaginal route, the laparotomic abdominal or the newest endoscopic techniques, such as laparoscopic or robotic. In patients undergoing benign pathology, the technique can only be performed by removing the uterine body (subtotal or supracervical hysterectomy). However, the concern about the possible occurrence of a neoplastic lesion in the remaining cervical stump has led to investigations into the benefits of also performing the cervical exeresis (total hysterectomy). Our goal is to present a review on the current situation of the topic, concluding that there is still no scientific consensus on which technique is the most recommended.


36-year-old woman who underwent supracervical hysterectomy with laparoscopic bilateral salpinguectomy due to symptomatic myomatous uterus. After surgery, he presented a high-grade preneoplastic lesion, which indicated that cervical conization was indicated.


Some experts argue that the risks of performing the removal of the cervix are notable enough to indicate subtotal technique in patients without a history of cervical pathology, especially if they have adhesion or endometriosis of the rectovaginal septum. On the contrary, other working groups indicate that cervical preservation is not justified due to the low complication rate of the total hysterectomy technique and the possibility of developing a subsequent neoplastic pathology.

Keywords : Hysterectomy; Laparoscopy; Robotics; Supracervical Hysterectomy; Total Hysterectomy; Cervical conization; Endometriosis.

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