Vaginal Hysterectomy in Perspective

  • Mitchel S. Hoffman
  • William N. Spellacy


The first successful vaginal hysterectomy is reported to have been done by Langenbeck in 1813. During the nineteenth century reports of vaginal hysterectomies accumulated as the techniques became modified and the procedure safer. During the later part of the century a few large series appeared that included enlarged uteri requiring morcellation and patients with significant pelvic inflammatory disease.


Obstet Gynecol Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Vaginal Hysterectomy Abdominal Hysterectomy Gynecologic Surgery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mitchel S. Hoffman
    • 1
  • William N. Spellacy
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics-GynecologyUniversity of South Florida, College of MedicineTampaUSA

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