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Who should not have a vaginal hysterectomy?

With vaginal hysterectomy, the surgeon makes an incision at the top of the vagina and removes the uterus through it.

Some conditions that preclude vaginal hysterectomy include an enlarged uterus (often the result of fibroids), previous operations, a history of severe endometriosis with adhesive disease, a small pelvis, a malignant or premalignant condition or simply the need for better exposure to the abdomen.
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