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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 254-256

Total laparoscopic hysterectomy: A case report from ILE-IFE, Nigeria


Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile Ife, Nigeria

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Olusegun O Badejoko
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/0300-1652.107606

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Total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) is an advanced gynecological laparoscopic procedure that is widely performed in the developed world. However, its feasibility in resource-poor settings is hampered by obvious lack of equipments and/or skilled personnel. Indeed, TLH has never been reported from any Nigerian hospital. We present a 50-year-old multipara scheduled for hysterectomy on account of pre-malignant disease of the cervix, who had TLH with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy in the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife, southwestern Nigeria and was discharged home on the first post-operative day. She was seen in the gynecology clinic a week later in stable condition and she was highly pleased with the outcome of her surgery. This case is presented to highlight the attainability of operative gynecological laparoscopy, including advanced procedures like TLH in a resource-constrained setting, through the employment of adequate local adaptation and clever improvisation.


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