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Purohit technique of vaginal hysterectomy: a new approach

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To ease intra-operative access to laterally at vaginal hysterectomy, we have developed the ‘Purohit technique of vaginal hysterectomy’ using a right angle forceps, electrocautery and 10 mm telescope with light source. A prospective study on consecutive 214 women with benign disease of the uterus without prolapse, including cases with relative contraindications (excluding endometriosis and uteri above 20 weeks size), demonstrated it to be easy, safe and effective. Vaginal hysterectomy was successfully completed in 213 (99.53%) cases, with one failure (0.46%) which needed laparoscopic assistance. Vaginal salpingo-oophorectomy was completed in all indicated cases. We believe that many abdominal and laparoscopic hysterectomies could be avoided by this technique. Details of the technique can be seen on the following website
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Purohit General Hospital, Shakti Nagar, Bargarh, Orissa, India

Publication date: 2003-12-01

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