Despite being a longer procedure with a slower recovery time, laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy led to a greater improvement in menstrual blood loss, cyclical period-like pain, and dyspareunia, without incurring a higher risk of postoperative complications or precipitating bladder-related symptoms.
Note: A comment on this paper (see ‘Learn More – Primary Sources’) makes 3 important points that may impact generalizability of these findings
Laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy versus endometrial ablation for women with heavy menstrual bleeding (HEALTH): a parallel-group, open-label, randomised controlled trial
Lancet Comment: HEALTH for heavy menstrual bleeding: real-world implications
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