Challenging generally accepted contraindications to vaginal hysterectomy.

  title={Challenging generally accepted contraindications to vaginal hysterectomy.},
  author={Raymond C Doucette and H. Thomas Sharp and Stephen Craig Alder},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={184 7},
  pages={1386-9; discussion 1390-1}
OBJECTIVE A number of preexisting clinical conditions are generally accepted as contraindications to vaginal hysterectomy. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the validity of this concept. STUDY DESIGN The study vaginal hysterectomy group consisted of 250 consecutive patients undergoing vaginal hysterectomy. These patients (1) had a large uterus (>180 g), (2) either were nulliparous or had no previous vaginal delivery, or (3) had a previous cesarean delivery or pelvic laparotomy. Three… CONTINUE READING


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