Summary: Thirty consecutive patients underwent transabdominal ultrasound scanning on day 2 postoperatively in order to provide data on the incidence of vaginal vault haematoma following laparoscopic hysterectomy. Details of postoperative morbidity, both inpatient and after discharge, were recorded. Results support the view that there is no significant association between the presence of vaginal vault haematoma (73%) and the incidence of posthysterectomy febrile morbidity (16.7%). Furthermore the incidence of vault haematoma after laparoscopic hysterectomy is comparable to literature figures for both abdominal and vaginal hysterectomy, whilst that of febrile morbidity is at least equivalent if not reduced for the laparoscopic approach. We believe this provides further evidence confirming the safety of the laparoscopic approach to hysterectomy.