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Audit of hysterectomy in a private missionary hospital an 8 Year retrospective study

Olusanya Abiodun

Oluwadara Ola

Omobolaji Oguntoyinbo

Article Number: irjmbs.20.005  |   Pages: 19-23  |   Vol.5 (3), July 2020   |   DOI:

 Received: February 25, 2020  Accepted: June 12, 2020  Published: July 6, 2020


Hysterectomy is a major gynaecological procedure worldwide after caesarean section. It is the commonest gynaecological procedure with millions performed in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women. The objectives of this study were to determine the incidence, the indications, factors that influenced the acceptance of the procedure by the patients, and types of hysterectomy carried out in Sacred Heart Hospital. The study is a retrospective study between January 2010 and December 2017; out of the 7,772 major obstetrics and gynaecological procedures carriedout 411 were hysterectomy thus making hysterectomy rate to be 5.3%. Out of the 411 hysterectomies, 233(56.7%) were total abdominal hysterectomy, 162(39.4%) were subtotal hysterectomy, and vaginal hysterectomy was 3.9%(16). Uterine fibroid associated with symptoms was the major gynaecological indication for total abdominal hysterectomy in this study while recalcitrant uterine atony and extensive uterine rupture were the major obstetric indications for subtotal hysterectomy in this hospital. Level of education of the patients reviewed played a significant role in the acceptance of hysterectomy as a form of treatment for uterine conditions.


hysterectomy, total, subtotal, vaginal, laparoscopy, atony, peripartum

How to Cite this Article

Olusanya A, Oluwadara O, Omobolaji O(2020).Audit of hysterectomy in a private missionary hospital an 8 Year retrospective study. Int. Res. J. Med. Biomed. Sci. 5(3):19-23.

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