Ethical issues in laparoscopic hysterectomy

Hebbar, Shripad and Nayak, Sathisha (2006) Ethical issues in laparoscopic hysterectomy. Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, 3 (1). pp. 19-20.

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Hysterectomy is performed for a wide range of benign and malignant conditions, such as fibroids, menorrhagia and pelvic pain, and gynaecological malignancies. One in four women has a chance of undergoing hysterectomy in her lifetime. Conventionally abdominal hysterectomy is done through the open approach. However, many patients assume that the modern laparoscopic hysterectomy is superior to the standard approach. Laparoscopic surgical centres are mushrooming in major cities. This article presents ethical considerations involved in the decision-making process of choosing from the surgical options available.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ethics; laparoscopic hysterectomy.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2013 11:47
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2013 11:47

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