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of 'Vaginal cuff dehiscence after hysterectomy'

Vaginal cuff dehiscence and evisceration: a review of the literature.
Hur HC, Lightfoot M, McMillin MG, Kho KA
Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2016;28(4):297.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Vaginal cuff dehiscence and evisceration are rare but potentially serious complications of hysterectomy. In this article, we review the incidence, risk factors, management, and preventive measures for dehiscence based on available literature.
RECENT FINDINGS: Identifying risk factors for dehiscence is challenging because studies lack comparison groups and most studies are largely underpowered to draw concrete conclusions.
SUMMARY: High-quality data on cuff dehiscence after hysterectomy are limited. Potentially modifiable risks that optimize vaginal wound healing, minimize vaginal cuff strain, and minimize cuff infection should be optimized.
aDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts bDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA *Hye-Chun Hur and Michelle Lightfoot contributed equally to the writing of this article.