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  • Hysterectomy

Abstract. Discussion on the advantages of abdominal hysterectomy versus supravaginal uterine amputation has concentrated on the incidence of carcinoma in the remaining stump, mortality, and other serious complications. During the period 1952-78 we have performed 2712 supravaginal amputations with peroperative electrocoagulation of en-docervical mucosa. The incidence of stump carcinoma was 0.11% in this material. In our prospective studies we have shown that supravaginal amputation has certain advantages over abdominal hysterectomy as regards long-term morbidity. In this paper we describe the method we are using when performing supravaginal uterine amputation.