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Investigation of the Incidence of Complications After Vaginal and Abdominal Hysterectomy

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified August 2005 by Maasland Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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First received: September 10, 2005
Last updated: October 25, 2006
Last verified: August 2005

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the short and long term complications after an abdominal or vaginal hysterectomy and to detect the prevalence of occult/subclinical haematomas and vaginal cuff abscesses and the postoperative course of these.

The investigators will also evaluate the physical and mental well being after a hysterectomy with a questionnaire and correlate these results with the occurrence of complications.

Condition Intervention
Procedure: hysterectomy

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Prospective Investigation of the Incidence of Complications After Vaginal and Abdominal Hysterectomy

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Further study details as provided by Maasland Hospital:

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: August 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2006
Detailed Description:

Hysterectomy is the most common major gynaecological operation performed worldwide.

The overall average rate of hysterectomy in the United States is 5.6 per 1000 women. There are three different procedures to perform a hysterectomy. The surgery can be approached abdominally, vaginally or as a laparoscopically assisted hysterectomy.

This study will contribute to the improvement of knowledge in short and long term complications and especially the prevalence of occult and subclinical haematomas and vaginal abscesses after abdominal or vaginal hysterectomy. The occurrence of short and long term complications will have an influence on the general well being of the patient. We will also evaluate the physical and mental well being of the patient after a hysterectomy.

After statistical analysis of the study outcome parameters, some conclusions can be drawn for the treatment policy after an abdominal or vaginal hysterectomy to reduce the complication rate and improve the general well being of our patients.


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Benign indication for undergoing of a hysterectomy
  • Written informed consent of the patient

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Inability to undergo an operation due to high surgical or anaesthetic risk
  • Malignancy as indication for the hysterectomy
  • Patients with an enterocele or rectocele and who need prolapse surgery
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00181311

Contact: Erik Jan Sollie, MD +31(0)464597787

Maasland Hospital Recruiting
Sittard, Limburg, Netherlands, 6130 MB
Contact: Erik Jan Sollie, MD    +31(0)464597787      
Principal Investigator: Martine Wassen         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Maasland Hospital
Study Chair: Erik Jan Sollie, MD Maasland Hospital
  More Information Identifier: NCT00181311     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 05-P-26
Study First Received: September 10, 2005
Last Updated: October 25, 2006

Keywords provided by Maasland Hospital:
vaginal hysterectomy
abdominal hysterectomy
physical well being
mental well being processed this record on May 25, 2017