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Common postoperative pulmonary complications after hysterectomy for benign indications.

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Solomon, ER; Muffly, TM; Barber, MD
Published in: Am J Obstet Gynecol
January 2013

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to estimate the incidence of postoperative pulmonary complications after hysterectomy for benign indications. STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective cohort study of all women who underwent hysterectomy for benign indications at the Cleveland Clinic from Jan. 1, 2001, to Dec. 31, 2009. Exclusion criteria incorporated patients who underwent hysterectomy for premalignant or malignant conditions. Pulmonary complications were defined as postoperative pneumonia, respiratory failure, atelectasis, and pneumothorax based on International classification of diseases, ninth revision, codes. RESULTS: In the 9-year study period, 3226 women underwent hysterectomy for benign indications (abdominal, 38.4%; vaginal, 39.3%; laparoscopic, 22.3%). Ten of the 3226 women (0.3%; 95% confidence interval, 0.17-0.57%) who underwent hysterectomy were identified with postoperative pulmonary complications. Among the different types of hysterectomy, the incidence of pulmonary complications was not different (total abdominal hysterectomy, 0.9%; vaginal hysterectomy, 0.12%; laparoscopic hysterectomy, 0.9%; P = .8). CONCLUSION: The incidence of postoperative pulmonary complications after hysterectomy for benign indications is low.

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Am J Obstet Gynecol

DOI

EISSN

1097-6868

Publication Date

January 2013

Volume

208

Issue

1

Start / End Page

54.e1 / 54.e5

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Risk Factors
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Respiratory Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Atelectasis
  • Postoperative Period
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pneumonia
  • Obstetrics & Reproductive Medicine
  • Middle Aged
  • Incidence
 

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Solomon, E. R., Muffly, T. M., & Barber, M. D. (2013). Common postoperative pulmonary complications after hysterectomy for benign indications. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 208(1), 54.e1-54.e5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2012.11.006
Solomon, Ellen R., Tyler M. Muffly, and Matthew D. Barber. “Common postoperative pulmonary complications after hysterectomy for benign indications.Am J Obstet Gynecol 208, no. 1 (January 2013): 54.e1-54.e5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2012.11.006.
Solomon ER, Muffly TM, Barber MD. Common postoperative pulmonary complications after hysterectomy for benign indications. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Jan;208(1):54.e1-54.e5.
Solomon, Ellen R., et al. “Common postoperative pulmonary complications after hysterectomy for benign indications.Am J Obstet Gynecol, vol. 208, no. 1, Jan. 2013, pp. 54.e1-54.e5. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.ajog.2012.11.006.
Solomon ER, Muffly TM, Barber MD. Common postoperative pulmonary complications after hysterectomy for benign indications. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Jan;208(1):54.e1-54.e5.
Journal cover image

Published In

Am J Obstet Gynecol

DOI

EISSN

1097-6868

Publication Date

January 2013

Volume

208

Issue

1

Start / End Page

54.e1 / 54.e5

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Risk Factors
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Respiratory Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Atelectasis
  • Postoperative Period
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pneumonia
  • Obstetrics & Reproductive Medicine
  • Middle Aged
  • Incidence