ACOG: Abdominoplasty plus hysterectomy deemed safe

May 8, 2012
ACOG: abdominoplasty plus hysterectomy deemed safe

(HealthDay) -- Data from a case series of 65 patients indicate that combining abdominoplasty and hysterectomy is safe and effective, according to a study presented at the annual clinical meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, held from May 5 to 9 in San Diego.

Emery M. Salom, M.D., from the Florida International University in Hieleah, and colleagues conducted a of 65 patients (mean age, 46 years; average , 31.9 kg/m²) who underwent combined abdominoplasty and hysterectomy between 1995 and 2011. Surgical time, length of hospital stay, and complications (wound infections and intraoperative and long-term complications) were assessed.

The researchers found that the average time of surgery was 210 minutes and the average length of hospital stay was 3.8 days for the case series. There was a 32 percent overall complication rate, which included transfusion (3 percent), fever (10 percent), urinary tract infection (2 percent), atelectasis (9 percent), and wound complications (8 percent). There were no reports of major .

"In this the largest case series to date, the results suggest that combined abdominoplasty and is a safe [and] effective way to help patients attain both cosmetic and medically important outcomes in the same surgical procedure," the authors write.

Explore further: Men more prone to complications after brain, spine surgery

More information: Abstract No. 33
More Information

Related Stories

Men more prone to complications after brain, spine surgery

April 20, 2012
(HealthDay) -- Men are twice as likely as women to have complications after brain or spinal surgery, and also spend more time in the hospital after the operation, a new study finds.

Recommended for you

Rise in preterm births linked to clinical intervention

January 18, 2018
Research at the University of Adelaide shows preterm births in South Australia have increased by 40 percent over 28 years and early intervention by medical professionals has resulted in the majority of the increase.

New report calls into question effectiveness of pregnancy anti-nausea drug

January 17, 2018
Previously unpublished information from the clinical trial that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration relied on to approve the most commonly prescribed medicine for nausea in pregnancy indicates the drug is not effective, ...

New study finds 'baby brain' is real, but the cause remains mysterious

January 15, 2018
So-called "baby brain" refers to increased forgetfulness, inattention, and mental "fogginess" reported by four out of five pregnant women. These changes in brain function during pregnancy have long been recognised in midwifery ...

Sleep quality improves with help of incontinence drug

January 12, 2018
A drug used to curtail episodes of urinary incontinence in women also improves quality of sleep, a researcher at the Stanford University School of Medicine reports.

Frozen embryos result in just as many live births in IVF

January 10, 2018
Freezing and subsequent transfer of embryos gives infertile couples just as much of a chance of having a child as using fresh embryos for in vitro fertilization (IVF), research from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and Adelaide, ...

Study suggests air pollution breathed in the months before and after conception increases chance of birth defects

January 8, 2018
A team of researchers with the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospital has found evidence that indicates that pre-and post-pregnant women living in an area with air pollution are at an increased risk of ...

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.