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Systematic review with meta analysis
Vaginal hysterectomy is the best minimal access method for hysterectomy
  1. Janesh Gupta
  1. Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, University of Birmingham, Birmingham Women's Hospital, Birmingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to : Professor Janesh Gupta, Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, University of Birmingham, Birmingham Women's Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TG, UK; j.k.gupta{at}bham.ac.uk

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Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus; it is a permanent solution for women with abnormal uterine bleeding. Hysterectomy should be regarded as the last resort to treat this problem. Less invasive alternatives should be tried in the first instance, such as the use of pharmaceutical agents including levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system, tranexamic acid, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, combined oral contraceptives, high-dose progestogen treatment and endometrial ablation.1 These treatment options are highly effective in the absence of significant structural and histological abnormalities.2 This Cochrane Review assesses which type of hysterectomy is associated with the best outcomes: vaginal …

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