Potter, T.; Fletcher, Horace M.; Reid, Marvin E.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Child Health
Vasopressin Versus Normal Saline as Haemostatic Aids to Dissection at Vaginal Hysterectomy [Abstract]
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
52 Suppl. 6
Objective: To compare the haemostatic efectiveness of vasopressin versus normal saline as aids to dissection at vaginal hysterectomy. Methods: A five year retrospective comparative study was done at the University Hospital of the West Indies, involving the review of patient records to evaluate the impact of using vasopressin versus normal saline to aid dissection at vaginal hysterectomy. Both agents were used by different surgeons and the aim was to look at variables which could affect the outcome of the operation. Variables examined included age of patient, reason for the operation, type of operation, seniority of the main surgeon, dissecting aid used, blood loss at the operation, the complications of the operation and length of hospital stay.....