Researchers in Washington recently completed work on considering the complications associated with leaving the cervix in place following hysterectomy and total hysterectomy which removes the cervix as routine.
The researchers found no statistically significant differences between removing or leaving the cervix intact during a two year follow up period of the 68 patients involved in the trial. However, there was a slight increase in the number of women re-admitted who had had their cervix retained, although this was not found to be statistically significant.
(Obstet Gynecol. 2003 Sept; 102 (3) pp 453-62)