Round Ligament Technique and Use of a Vessel-sealing Device to Facilitate Complete Salpingectomy at the Time of Vaginal Hysterectomy

Rosanne M. Kho, Javier F. Magrina

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Prophylactic salpingectomy at the time of hysterectomy has been recommended for women at average risk for ovarian cancer. Vaginal hysterectomy is considered the preferred approach to a benign hysterectomy, and adnexectomy should not be considered a contraindication to this approach. This paper with accompanying video describes and demonstrates the round ligament technique and use of a vessel-sealing device to facilitate removal of the entire fallopian tube at the time of vaginal hysterectomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1084-1087
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2015



  • Round-ligament technique
  • Salpingectomy
  • Vagina
  • Vaginal hysterectomy
  • Vessel-sealing device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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