Journal article

Ten-year review of hysterectomy morbidity and mortality: can we change direction?

N Varol, M Healey, P Tang, P Sheehan, P Maher, D Hill

AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY | ROYAL AUSTRALIAN N Z COLLEGE OBSTETRICIANS & GYNECOLOGISTS | Published : 2001

Abstract

The medical records of all women who underwent hysterectomy for benign disease performed between 1986 and 1995 were reviewed to ascertain the incidence of morbidity and mortality of abdominal, vaginal, and laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy at a university teaching hospital. A total of 1940 hysterectomies were performed during this period; 74% of hysterectomies were performed abdominally, 24% vaginally and 2% were laparoscopically assisted. In 80% of the patients uterine leiomyomas, adenomyosis, dysfunctional uterine bleeding or uterine prolapse were the indications for hysterectomy The overall complication rate was 44% for abdominal hysterectomy (AH) and 27.3% for vaginal hyster..

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