ABBREVIATIONS

AAGL American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
AH Abdominal hysterectomy
CA 125 Tumor-associated antigen CA 125
CRP C-reactive protein
ICD-9 International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision
ICD-10 International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
IL-6 Interleukin-6
SAH Subtotal abdominal hysterectomy
TAH Total abdominal hysterectomy
TATI Tumor-associated trypsin inhibitor
VH Vaginal hysterectomy

"Laparoscopic hysterectomy" is used in the text to describe any type of surgery where laparoscopy and hysterectomy are linked together. When different techniques of laparoscopic hysterectomy are discussed the following abbreviations are used:

CISH Classical intrafascial supracervical hysterectomy
LADH Laparoscopically assisted Döderlein hysterectomy
LAVH Laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy
LH Laparoscopic hysterectomy
LSH Laparoscopic subtotal hysterectomy
TLH Total laparoscopic hysterectomy
VALH Vaginally assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy