Comparative analysis of non-descent vaginal hysterectomy versus total abdominal hysterectomy in benign uterine disorders

Shivani Abrol, Shazia Rashid, Farhat Jabeen, Shiveta Kaul


Background: Hysterectomy is the most common operation performed by gynecologist, next to caesarean section. Currently, there are three main types of hysterectomy operations in practice for benign diseases-Abdominal hysterectomy (AH), vaginal hysterectomy (VH) and Laparoscopic hysterectomy (LH). Vaginal route for non-descent uterus is an acceptable method of hysterectomy. The objective of present study was to compare the operating time, intraoperative and postoperative complications between VH and TAH in non-descent uterus.

Methods: The study was conducted in the Postgraduate department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics for a period of 18 months between April 2013 to October 2014 in the Government Lalla Ded Hospital - an associated hospital of Government Medical College, Srinagar; which is the sole tertiary care referral centre in the valley.

Results: Over the study period 100 patients were taken, 50 patients underwent non-descent vaginal hysterectomy and labelled as group A and 50 patients were under went total abdominal hysterectomy and labelled as group B. It was seen that intraoperative complications and postoperative complications were less in group A patients and operating time is also less with group A patients when compared with group B patients.

Conclusions: From the present study, it was concluded that NDVH is associated with less blood loss during surgery, quicker recovery, and early mobilization, less operative and less postoperative morbidity when compared to TAH. NDVH is a less invasive technique with shorter hospital stay and faster convalescence.


Hysterectomy, Non-descent vaginal hysterectomy

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