Vaginal Extraction of Large Uteri with the Alexis Retractor

Kimberly A. Kho, Ja Hyun Shin, Ceana Nezhat

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Removal of large uteri via minimally invasive methods propose a number of challenges that can be diminished by technique, instrumentation, and skill of the surgeon. We propose that the Alexis Wound Retraction System, initially designed for circumferential and atraumatic retraction during abdominal surgery, is a viable alternative to standard retraction techniques when large uteri are removed vaginally.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)616-617
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • LAVH
  • Myomectomy
  • Tissue extraction
  • Tissue morcellation
  • Vaginal exposure
  • Vaginal retractor
  • Vaginal surgery
  • Vaginal trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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