Comparative study of non-descent vaginal hysterectomy with abdominal hysterectomy

Tejal L. Patel, Rinkal R. Patel, Vaibhavi Vaghela


Background: Hysterectomy is one of the most common operation performed in Obstetrics and Gynecology next to caesarean section. Due to its advantages vaginal hysterectomy are more and more performed now. Only drawback is lack of expertise. Present study focuses on comparison between outcomes in abdominal versus vaginal hysterectomy and to determine which route of hysterectomy is superior, safer and effective.

Methods: The study is a prospective study conducted in the department of obstetrics and Gynecology. Civil hospital, Ahmedabad between the period of Jan 2016 to 2017. Of 100 patients. Fifty patients who underwent hysterectomy by vaginal route are taken as study group A, and the remaining 50 patients who underwent by the abdominal route are taken as study group B.

Results: Majority of women undergoing hysterectomy were in age group of 30-50 years; postmenopausal age group women were less;13 NDVH and 5 in AH. Majority of the women were multipara in both age groups. Menorrhagia was found to be major indication with 42 in NDVH and 40 in AH. There is much significant difference in the postoperative pain in both groups with less in NDVH group. There is not much significant difference in blood loss in both the groups. Postoperative complications were more with AH.

Conclusions: Thus, it can be concluded that NDVH is feasible, safe and provide more patient comfort without increasing the duration of surgery and other post-operative complications.


Abdominal hysterectomy, Hysterectomy, Non-descent vaginal hysterectomy

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