Published: 2019-11-26

Total laparoscopic hysterectomy: a retrospective study of 5 years

Suma S. Moni, Suchith Hoblidar, Rathnamala M. Desai, Sunil Kumar K. S.


Background: Hysterectomy is one of the most common gynecological surgeries performed around the world. This study was done to review the data of all patients who underwent TLH. With this study a uniform method of performing TLH by a single surgeon was assessed.

Methods: A 5 years retrospective study was performed at Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Medical Sciences and Hospital Dharwad, Karnataka India. Demographic data, pre-operative findings, indication for surgery, intra-operative and post-operative complications, duration of surgery were recorded and analyzed.

Results: A total of 118 women were included in the study. Mean age of the patients was

Most common indication for the surgery was leiomyoma. Mean operating time was 162.18 minutes. Mean weight of the post-operative specimen was 208.45 grams. Intra-operative urinary bladder injury was seen in 1 patient. Conversion to laparotomy was needed in 2 patients.

Conclusions: With improving experience TLH can be performed safely without complications. As number of surgeries done increases duration of TLH reduces. TLH can be effectively used to avoid laparotomy.


Abnormal uterine bleeding, Hysterectomy, Learning curve, Operating time, Total laparoscopic hysterectomy

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