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Chapter-01 Surgical Anatomy of the Pelvis: As Applicable for Vaginal Hysterectomy

BOOK TITLE: Manual of Vaginal Hysterectomy

Author
1. Shah Rajkumar H
ISBN
9789352703685
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/18027_2
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
4
Author Affiliations
Chapter keywords
Surgical anatomy, pelvis, vaginal hysterectomy, uterus, pregnancy, blood supply, upper tier support, middle tier support, inferior tier, artery

Abstract

This chapter focuses on Surgical Anatomy of the Pelvis: As Applicable for Vaginal Hysterectomy. The uterus is a unique organ as it lies suspended in the pelvic cavity, by its elastic supports. These supports allow the uterus to get distended during pregnancy and involute back to its original location. These supports required to be cut and transfixed whenever a surgery for its removal is done. These supports are upper tier supports, middle tier supports, and inferior tier. Whenever a surgical extirpation of an organ is planned, it is imperative to know the intricacies of its blood supply. The uterus is no exception. In fact, when a vaginal hysterectomy is done for a bulky uterus, there are ways and means of morcellation of the uterus and at this point in time, knowing the blood supply of the uterus is very important.

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