Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy and Uterine Morcellation: A Case Report from Asokoro District Hospital, Abuja, Nigeria

  • AO Akintobi
  • O Bello
  • OA Asaolu
  • G Ikena
  • AA Adebayo
Keywords: Hysterectomy, Laparoscopy, Morcellation, Nigeria

Abstract

Advanced gynecological laparoscopic surgery is an evolving subspecialty that requires specialized skills, expertise and equipment. This is more challenging and daunting, especially in sub Saharan Africa. Laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (LSCH) is an advanced gynecological procedure that has hitherto been seen as difficult because of the big size uteri seen in Nigerian women. We present the first LSCH and uterine morcellation done in Nigeria in a 45‑year‑old multipara on account of symptomatic uterine fibroid of 16 weeks size, at the Asokoro District Hospital, Abuja. Nigeria. She fared well postoperatively and highly satisfied with the procedure at the gynecological clinic review. Our case report has demonstrated clearly that the uterine size is not a limitation to laparoscopic hysterectomy. With proper port placement and adequate skills, LSCH of big size uteri, which is typical in sub Saharan Africa, can be safely achieved. We, therefore, recommend capacity building of Gynaecologists and peri‑operative nurses in the field of minimal access surgery and improvement in the equipment in our various facilities to the modern standard.

Keywords: Hysterectomy, Laparoscopy, Morcellation, Nigeria

Published
2015-09-16
Section
Articles

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