Hysterectomy pp 323-330 | Cite as

Indications and Contraindications for Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

  • Helder FerreiraEmail author
  • António Braga


Hysterectomy, the “queen” of gynecological surgical procedures, has been described since many years ago. Nowadays, the uterus removal is one of the most common performed surgeries in the gynecological field. The trend goes in a minimally invasive approach, decreasing the morbidity associated with surgical trauma caused by a laparotomic way. Total laparoscopic hysterectomy is associated with less blood loss, fewer transfusions, less post-operative pain, shorter hospital stay, decreased risk of wound infection, better quality of life and lower levels of disability in comparison with classic abdominal hysterectomy.

The benefits of laparoscopy have been more recognized and well accepted by the patients. The surgeons’ way of thinking is moving towards this less invasive technique. The expertise and experience of the surgeons has been developed decreasing the number of contraindications for this less invasive technique.


Abdominal hysterectomy Total laparoscopic hysterectomy Vaginal hysterectomy Minimally invasive gynecological procedure 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GynecologyCentro Materno-Infantil do Norte/Centro Hospitalar do Porto, Largo da Maternidade Júlio DinisPortoPortugal
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyCentro Materno-Infantil do Norte/Centro Hospitalar do Porto, Largo da Maternidade Júlio DinisPortoPortugal

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