MINILAPAROTOMY HYSTERECTOMY IS AN EFFECTIVE OPTION FOR THE TREATMENT OF BENIGN UTERINE PATHOLOGIES: A COMPARATIVE STUDY WITH CONVENTIONAL PFANNENSTIEL AND LAPAROSCOPIC APPROACHES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Nasrin Sultana*, Afroza Ghani, Md. Shafiqul Islam, Nargis Fatema and Muniruzzaman Siddiqui
Hysterectomy is the second most frequently performed gynecologic procedure worldwide, second only to caesarean section. Currently gynaecologists have different options for the surgical treatment of benign uterine diseases. Hysterectomy can be performed by a number of different approaches like abdominal, vaginal and laparoscopic approaches. Each with its own merits and demerits. The optimum approach is generally guided by the indication for surgery, surgeons training and performance, uterine size, presence and absence of associated pelvic pathologies and the patient choice. The abdominal hysterectomy technique is still performed in over 80% of operations.
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