CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Surg J (N Y) 2019; 05(S 01): S27-S32
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1683919
Precision Surgery in Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Retrograde Abdominal Hysterectomy

Yuji Hiramatsu
1   Okayama City General Medical Center, Okayama, Japan
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20 March 2019 (online)


The basic procedure of abdominal hysterectomy is extrafascial hysterectomy, and intrafascial hysterectomy (Aldridge operation) and retrograde hysterectomy are performed as applied surgical procedures. The Aldridge operation and retrograde hysterectomy are performed when strong adhesion is present around the uterus. Retrograde hysterectomy is also useful when the cervicovaginal junction is not clearly felt by palpation, such as when uterine rupture immediately occurs after vaginal delivery or when a large tumor mass is present in the vagina.