Published: 2016-12-14

Total vaginal hysterectomy: outcome analysis of 108 cases at a tertiary centre

Monika Ramola, Divya Goswami, Vineeta Gupta, Nidhi Kumari, Priyanka Chaudhari


Background: The aim of this study is to evaluate, analyze the indications of surgery, patients profile with respect to age group, parity, and comorbidities, intraoperative techniques, intra and post-operative complications and post-operative recovery.

Methods: A hospital based cross sectional descriptive study of 108 cases was conducted in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in a tertiary hospital over a period of one year. All patients admitted with benign gynecological conditions of the uterus were included in study. The patients with uterine prolapse, uterine size >16wks and more than one previous sections were excluded from the study.

Results: Among all the indications of TVH, abnormal uterine bleeding was the most common. Mean age group was 44.89 years and the mean parity was 2. Majority of the patients had no intra and post-operative complications. Postoperative recovery was good with shorter hospital stay.

Conclusions: TVH should be promoted as the route of choice for all benign gynaecological conditions. It is safe to do TVH in patients who are at poor general anaesthesia risk. In a state like Uttarakhand where medical facilities are hard to avail due to difficult geographic terrain, TVH has a special role .In lack of endoscopic facility, trained medical and paramedical staff and lack of postoperative monitoring instead of; there is a need to promote TVH. To top it all, TVH is the most cost effective route of hysterectomy. It is truly the natural orifice scarless surgery.


Total vaginal hysterectomy (TVH), Hysterectomy, Debulking

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