Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Indications of abdominal hysterectomy:

Remember TOMB

Trauma: Uterine perforation, cervical tear

Obstructive: Remember HARM

  • Hydatidiform mole
  • Atonic PPH
  • Rupture uterus
  • Morbid adherent placenta
Malignancy: Carcinoma of ovary / cervix / endometrium, Chorio carcinoma, uterine sarcoma.

Benign: Remember ABCDEF 

  • Adenomyosis
  • Benign ovarian tumors
  • CIN
  • DUB
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids, tubo ovarian mass.

Now below is a 3D medical animation shows, in a very general manner, how three different types of hysterectomy (surgical removal of the uterus) surgeries are performed. Find more at

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