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Elective hysterectomy at Ilorin, Nigeria-4 year review.
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PMID:  15512009     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
This study reviews all cases of hysterectomy performed at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin over a 4-year period between 1 April 1984 and 31 March 1988. There were 155 elective hysterectomies out of 1828 elective major gynaecological procedures with a prevalence rate of 8.5%. An analysis of 128 case notes available for review revealed that 100 (78%) of the patients had total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH) while the remaining 28 (22%) had vaginal hysterectomy (VH). Uterine fibroids were the leading indication for TAH while all the VH were for utero-vaginal prolapse. In spite of routine use of prophylactic antibiotics, febrile morbidity and wound sepsis were among the leading complications. Unnecessary blood transfusions were frequent. Mortality rate in elective hysterectomy was 0.78%.
O A Oyawoye
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0144-3615     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1998 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-10-29     Completed Date:  2005-04-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309140     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  72-5     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, UK.
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