Comparative study of surgical results between total abdominal hysterectomy and total laparoscopic hysterectomy in a tertiary hospital: a 2 year retrospective study

Kanmani M., Mirudhubashini Govindarajan, Vishranthi Selvaraj


Background: Since the introduction of Laparoscopic hysterectomy by Reich in 1989, it has become a widely accepted technique worldwide. The aim of the study was to compare the surgical results between Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy (TLH) and Total Abdominal Hysterectomy (TAH).

Methods: We conducted a retrospective study at Women’s center and hospitals between June 2014 to May 2016, 32 patients who underwent TAH and 55 patients who underwent TLH, were included.

Results: We observed that there was no significant difference between the two groups in respect to patient's demographic characteristics, indication of surgery, uterine size, or with history of previous pelvic surgery. Duration of surgery was found to be longer in TLH than TAH (124±39.7 min vs. 104.7±39.8 min). The length of hospital stay was less in TLH than TLH (P-0.0001) and the amount of blood loss were also less in TLH than TAH (103±149 ml versus 243±210 ml). There was no significant difference in view of intra and post operative complications. Hemoglobin change was statistically significant and is more with TAH than TLH (1.57±0.7g% versus 1.12±0.7g%).

Conclusions: This study showed that TLH can be safely performed by the experienced surgeon in order to reduce the blood loss, duration of hospital stay and the quality of life.


Fetal distress, Hypertension in pregnancy, Stillbirths

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