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A Comprehensive Surgical Approach

  • Ibrahim Alkatout
  • Liselotte Mettler
  • This book presents a step by step surgical description including series of pictures of vaginal hysterectomy, abdominal hysterectomy and laparoscopic hysterectomies

  • The book contains sectional anatomic and operation site photographs of every surgical step

  • Operative pictures will be set next to anatomic explanations, including schematic diagrams, tables and charts


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvii
  2. Historical Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Christopher J. G. Sutton
      Pages 3-28
    3. Karl Tamussino
      Pages 29-34
  3. Topographical Anatomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
  4. Imaging and Diagnostics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Stefan Rimbach
      Pages 63-68
    3. Werner Dürr
      Pages 69-94
    4. Céline D. Alt-Radke
      Pages 95-108
    5. Céline D. Alt-Radke
      Pages 109-123
    6. Sergio Haimovich
      Pages 125-129
  5. Extended Aspects Regarding Indications and Contraindications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Linda-Dalal J. Shiber, Resad Pasic
      Pages 143-147
    3. Roberta Venturella
      Pages 149-154
    4. William H. Parker
      Pages 155-159
    5. Courtney J. Steller, Charles E. Miller
      Pages 219-232

About this book


This book describes the practical performance of different hysterectomies with conventional and robotically assisted laparoscopy, laparotomy and vaginal surgery. 

Hysterectomy - A Practical Guide looks at the laparoscopic procedures followed by the traditional techniques of hysterectomy with laparotomy and vaginal surgery.


Diagnostic Laparoscopy Laparoscopic hysterectomy Oncologic gynecological surgery Robot assisted laparoscopy Vaginal hysterectomy

Editors and affiliations

  • Ibrahim Alkatout
    • 1
  • Liselotte Mettler
    • 2
  1. 1.Gynecology and ObstetricsUniversity Hospitals Schleswig-HolsteinCampus Kiel, KielGermany
  2. 2.Gynecology and ObstetricsUniversity Hospitals Schleswig-HolsteinCampus Kiel, KielGermany

About the editors

Ibrahim Alkatout studied medicine and medical ethics in Marburg, Dresden and Kiel. He was a resident in the Kiel Institute of Pathology from 2005 to 2007 and in the Kiel University Department for General Surgery from 2007 to 2009. Since 2009 he has been working in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospitals Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel. In 2013 he was appointed senior consultant in obstetrics and gynecology with the subspecialty endoscopic surgery. In 2014 he became Head of the Kiel School of Gynaecological Endoscopy and was appointed university lecturer.

Liselotte Mettler was born in Vienna, Austria. From 1959-1981 she conducted her medical studies, doctorate, gynaecological specialist training, habilitation, and professorship in Tübingen, Vienna, and Kiel. From 1981-2008 she was Deputy Director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University Hospitals Schleswig-Holstein. From 1990-2008 she was Director of the Kiel School of Gynecological Endoscopy and also Head of the Kiel Gynaecological Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine Division. Her main fields of activity are reproductive medicine, gynaecological endoscopy, and gynaecological endocrinology. Professor Mettler is actively participating in many societies and organisations. Despite retiring in 2008 she also serves as General Secretary of the International Academy of Human Reproduction (IAHR) with the 15th World Congress planned for March 2013 in Venice, Italy.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Hysterectomy
  • Book Subtitle A Comprehensive Surgical Approach
  • Editors Ibrahim Alkatout
    Liselotte Mettler
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-22496-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-79404-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-22497-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXXVII, 1639
  • Number of Illustrations 182 b/w illustrations, 2117 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Gynecology
    Minimally Invasive Surgery
    Surgical Oncology
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