Total laparoscopic hysterectomy for female-to-male transsexuals.

Posted: June 3, 2010 in Bilateral Salpingo Oopherectomy, Post-op, TLH-BSO, Total Laprocopic Hysterectomy, Transgender

Interesting article I found:

O’Hanlan KA, Dibble SL, Young-Spint M.

Gynecologic Oncology Associates, Palo Alto, California, USA.



To compare the results of laparoscopic hysterectomy, salpingo-oophorectomy, and incidental appendectomy for female-to-male transsexuals with those of female patients.


Retrospective chart abstraction of all patients undergoing total laparoscopic hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, and appendectomy since September 1996. Significance from analysis of covariance or chi2 was set at .05.


Five hundred ninety-three patients underwent total laparoscopic hysterectomy, oophorectomy, and appendectomy. Forty-one were identified as transsexual, 552 as females. The transsexuals were significantly younger (mean 32 years compared with 51 years, median 32 years compared with 49 years, P<.001), with lower parity (mean 0.05 pregnancies compared with 1.34 pregnancies, median 0 pregnancies compared with 1 pregnancy, P<.001), yet had similar body mass index and height. Transsexuals’ surgeries had shorter operating times (mean 74 minutes compared with 120 minutes, median 57.5 minutes compared with 116 minutes, P<.001), with less blood loss (mean 27 mL compared with 107 mL, median 20 mL compared with 50 mL, P<.001) and lower uterine weight (mean 118 g compared with 167 g, median 89 g compared with 140.5 g, P<.001). The total complication rates (12.2% compared with 8.3%), as well as the reoperative complication rates (4.9% compared with 4.3%) were not significantly different.


Total laparoscopic hysterectomy offers appropriate surgical outcomes for those patients identifying themselves as transsexual.

PMID: 17978125 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]


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