Vaginal cuff dehiscence and evisceration: A review of the literature

Hye Chun Hur, Michelle Lightfoot, Miranda Gomez McMillin, Kimberly A. Kho

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Purpose of review Vaginal cuff dehiscence and evisceration are rare but potentially serious complications of hysterectomy. In this article, we review the incidence, risk factors, management, and preventive measures for dehiscence based on available literature. Recent findings Identifying risk factors for dehiscence is challenging because studies lack comparison groups and most studies are largely underpowered to draw concrete conclusions. Summary High-quality data on cuff dehiscence after hysterectomy are limited. Potentially modifiable risks that optimize vaginal wound healing, minimize vaginal cuff strain, and minimize cuff infection should be optimized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-303
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2016


  • complications
  • dehiscence
  • evisceration
  • hysterectomy
  • vaginal cuff

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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