Retrospective analysis of elective hysterectomy cases in a tertiary care centre

Divya R. Prasad, Neelima V. Nair


Background: Often hysterectomy remains the only option available in many gynaecological conditions, though it is resented by most women. This study aims to analyse the cases of hysterectomy performed in a tertiary care centre in India, with a view to modify and improve health care provided to women.

Methods: A retrospective analysis of 500 cases of elective hysterectomy in Sree Gokulam Medical College and Research Foundation from January 2016 to December 2017 was done from hospital records. The observations according to age, indications of hysterectomy, route of hysterectomy and preservation of ovaries were statistically analysed.

Results: 35.2% (176 cases) were between 45 and 50 years. Mean age was 48±2 years. 90.4% (452 cases) were done in women above 40 years of age. The commonest indication for hysterectomy was symptomatic fibroid uterus 59.4% (297 cases). 81.8% (409 cases) women underwent abdominal hysterectomy while 18.2 % (91 cases) women underwent vaginal hysterectomy or laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy. 84.6% (77 of 91 cases) of vaginal hysterectomy was done for prolapse uterus. Preservation of one or both ovaries was done in 47.2% (236 cases).

Conclusions: Hysterectomy is usually done after the age of 40 years with the mean age being 48±2 years. Symptomatic fibroid uterus was the most common indication. The rates of vaginal hysterectomy were lower for indications other than prolapse uterus. Ovaries were preserved in several cases.


Hysterectomy, Indication, Preservation of ovaries, Route

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