A Study to Evaluate the Incidence and Psychological Impact of Vaginal Cuff Dehiscence After Different Types of Hysterectomy


About this study

The purpose of this study is to compare the incidence of cuff dehiscence in patients who have undergone total robotic laparoscopic hysterectomy vs. total vaginal hysterectomy, to identify risk factors for cuff dehiscence, and to study the impact of cuff dehiscence on a patient’s psychological well-being.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Female patients, 18 years old and above.
  • Have had total vaginal or robotic/laparoscopic hysterectomy.
  • Have benign non-prolapse hysterectomy indication.
  • Have hysterectomy indication of stage I endometrial carcinoma.
  • Have had cases performed by fellowship-trained gynecologic oncologists and urogynecologists.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Have had history of pelvic trauma or pelvic brachytherapy.
  • Have had hysterectomy for prolapse indications.
  • Have had pelvic malignancy other than stage I endometrial carcinoma

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Emanuel Trabuco, M.D.

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Contact information:

Emanuel Trabuco M.D.

(507) 538-8400


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