A comparative study of total laparoscopic hysterectomy and non-descent vaginal hysterectomy for treatment of benign diseases of uterus

Shibram Chattopadhyay, Kajal Kumar Patra, Madhusudan Halder, Apurba Mandal, Preetam Pal, Shritanu Bhattacharyya


Background: Hysterectomy is the most common performed major gynaecological surgery and the decision depends on indications for operation, surgeon’s training and preference, uterine size, adnexal pathologies and patient choice. To avoid laparotomy either total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) or non-descent vaginal hysterectomy (NDVH) is the recently practised option. Objectives of the present study are to compare duration of operation, blood loss, ambulation time, post-operative pain and complications between TLH and NDVH.

Methods: Patients undergoing above operation during January 2014 to December 2014 at N.R.S. Medical College, Kolkata, were included under the study. All patients were thoroughly examined and investigated and malignancies were excluded by Pap smear and or D&C. All patients were observed minutely during pre-operative, intra operative and post-operative period for any complications.

Results: NDVH requires less operative time than TLH but intra operative blood loss, post-operative pain and ambulation time are slightly more.

Conclusions: TLH requires infrastructural set up, greater surgical expertise, longer operative time and major intraopertive complications as compared to NDVH. In our low resource government hospital NDVH is better choice for removal of uterus in uncomplicated benign conditions.


Hysterectomy, NDVH, Pap smear, TLH

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