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Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 292, Issue 5, pp 1003–1011

First Online: 13 May 2015Received: 23 October 2014Accepted: 20 April 2015

Abstract

PurposeThis review aims to objectively assess the efficacy and safety of uterine manipulators as reported in scientific literature. Furthermore, it evaluates as to which manipulator best suits which surgical procedure.

MethodsPubMed, Embase, Web of Science, COCHRANE, CINAHL, Academic Search Premier, Science Direct and the MAUDE database were searched. Technical information was retrieved from the manufacturers.

Results25 articles covering 10 uterine manipulators were found. Studies regarding implementation and use of manipulators are scarce; only two surveys were found comparing different manipulators. Moreover, clinical evidence proving the efficacy of manipulators with respect to prevention of complications, inherent to laparoscopic surgery, does not exist.

ConclusionThe use of uterine manipulators is well established and it is clear that uterine manipulators offer the easiest way to handle the uterus during surgery. However, detailed information regarding efficacy and safety is scarce. Clinical evidence substantiating the assumed mechanism of prevention of ureter injuries was not found. Our review did not find the optimal manipulator. Some are more versatile than others and not all instruments are appropriate for all types of surgery. Therefore, gynecologists should choose the manipulator that best suits the type of surgery that is performed.

KeywordsHysterectomy Laparoscopy Review Uterine manipulator  Download fulltext PDF



Author: L. van den Haak - C. Alleblas - T. E. Nieboer - J. P. Rhemrev - F. W. Jansen

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