PMID: 42582Nov 1, 1979

Hysterectomy following sterilization

International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics : the Official Organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
C O'Herlihy, C Chandler


In a review of 108 cases of consecutively selected women undergoing hysterectomy for nonmalignant disease, it was found that one third of the patients or their husbands had previously been sterilized. In many instances, the gynecologic problem necessitating hysterectomy antedated the sterilizing procedure. It is postulated that, when couples request sterilization, two operations might be avoided if routine consideration were given to any condition that might lead to hysterectomy.


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