Key clinical point: A decision tree algorithm increased the use of vaginal hysterectomy, and 99% of the surgeries were completed successfully.
Major finding: Based on the decision tree algorithm, 71% of patients were expected to have vaginal hysterectomies, and 82% had total vaginal hysterectomies.
Study details: The data come from 365 patients scheduled for hysterectomies at a single center.
Disclosures: The study was supported in part by the National Center for Advancing Translational Science. Dr. Schmitt had no financial conflicts to disclose. Dr. Advincula disclosed serving as a consultant for AbbVie, Baxter, ConMed, Eximis Surgical, Intuitive Surgical, and Titan Medical, and doing consultancy work and receiving royalties from Cooper Surgical.