Trends and patterns in total laparoscopic hysterectomy in tertiary care hospital

Sonali Ingole, Sameer Darawade


Background: Due to technical advances in the field of laparoscopy, there has been an increase in total laparoscopic hysterectomies all over the world in last decade. This study was conducted to analyse the technique and surgical outcome of total laparoscopic hysterectomy in tertiary care hospital

Methods: This is a retrospective cohort (observational) study, which included all patients who underwent Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy (TLH) for benign conditions from January 2012 to December 2017 at the tertiary Care Hospital. The data so obtained was analysed for various parameters like indication for surgery, mean operating time, length of hospital stay, complications and conversion to abdominal route.

Results: Total number of 2307 hysterectomies were performed over a period of 5 years. Of these, TLH were 270 (11.70%). Amongst those undergoing TLH, the mean age was 45±7.84 years. The most common indication for the surgery was fibroid uterus (38.14%), followed by dysfunctional uterine bleeding (28.88%), and adenomyosis (15.1%). The mean estimated blood loss was 106±4.34 ml. Hemorrhage (n = 2) and bladder injury (n = 4) were most common surgical complications.

Conclusions: TLH is safe and effective procedure for most of the benign pelvic conditions. With adequate training TLH can be used more widely in tertiary care hospital and teaching institute.


Abdominal hysterectomy, TLH, Vaginal hysterectomy

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