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Background: Nowadays hysterectomy is one of the most common surgical procedures conducted in Gynaecology all over the world. It has significant associated complications. Objectives: The current study was carried out to find out the indications, route of hysterectomy and associated complications. Methodology: A retrospective study of all the cases of hysterectomy from 1st March 2010 till 28th February 2013 done at J.K. Hospital in Bhopal, a teaching hospital in Central India. Results: A total of 230 hysterectomies were done during the study period. Out of this 161 were vaginal hysterectomies while the remaining was abdominal. Most of the patients were not booked and from rural areas. The most common age group was 40-50 years of age. Major indications were dysfunctional uterine bleeding, fibroid uterus and prolapsed uterus. Conclusion: Hysterectomies are most commonly done for dysfunctional uterine bleeding in the 40-50 years age group. To reduce complications it is necessary to properly select the cases and do proper pre operative preparation.
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Author(s): Manik S Sirpurkar Smita S Patne
hysterectomy, dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB), complications.