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2021 Feb 23

Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol


Formal institutional guidelines promotes the vaginal approach to hysterectomy in patients with benign disease and non-prolapsed uterus.


Chrysostomou A, Djokovic D, Libhaber E, Edridge W, van Herendael BJ
Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2021 Feb 23; 259:133-139.
PMID: 33662755.


This study was undertaken at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital to determine if the use of formal guidelines and a standardised surgical technique would increase the rate of vaginal hysterectomy (VH) and result in an overall decline in open abdominal hysterectomy (AH).