vaginal cuff

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vaginal cuff

the portion of the vaginal vault remaining open to the peritoneum following hysterectomy.

vaginal cuff

Gynecology The part of the vagina remaining after hysterectomy and cervicectomy

vag·i·nal cuff

(vaj'i-năl kŭf)
The portion of the vaginal vault remaining open to the peritoneum following hysterectomy.
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LAS VEGAS - The risk of vaginal cuff complications was not influenced by the type of hysterectomy performed, although suture technique was a factor, in a retrospective analysis of 604 patients.
(8) If bacterial vaginosis is present, treatment prior to surgery can reduce the frequency of vaginal cuff infection.
Some surgeons are now using barbed suture to close the vaginal cuff in a double-layer closure, but I have continued using figure-of-eight sutures of PDS.
In general, each step of the single-port procedure has been found to be equivalent in time to a multiport approach to robotic-assisted hysterectomy--except for the step of vaginal cuff closure.
"Pain scores, vaginal cuff complications, length of hospital stay, and readmission rates within 30 days were also similar," Dr.
Although many women in the series had concurrent procedures, researchers focused only on the hysterectomy portion of surgery from incision of the mucosa to the close of the vaginal cuff. Dr.
Because of this, fistulas stemming from benign gynecologic surgical activity tend to occur above the trigone near the vaginal cuff.
The caveat is that the 94 women who underwent robotic-assisted laparo-scopic hysterectomy experienced unique adverse events: four vaginal cuff infections and two vaginal cuff separations.
More operative and postoperative complications were seen in the TLH group (vaginal cuff bleeding requiring return to the operating room, 2 patients; cuff cellulitis, 1; intraoperative vaginal laceration, 1; urinary tract infection, 1), although the difference did not reach statistical significance.
At the end of the anterior repair, the apical sutures are then incorporated into the vaginal cuff. Regardless of the type of transvaginal suspension, it is beneficial to bring one arm of the suspension suture through the anterior wall of the cuff and the other arm through the posterior cuff.
What does the raw surface of the posterior vaginal cuff "heal to" or granulate to when absorbable sutures are used, to allow it to be a permanent fix?
The vaginal cuff can be closed intracorporeally using one conventional needle driver and one reticulating grasper, but it can also be facilitated with a commercial suturing device and extracorporeal knot tying.