Total Abdominal Hysterectomy


The interactive educational resources cover the procedure in a total abdominal hysterectomy. There are some review cases provided to give some background information about abdominal hysterectomy and some post operative complications. The video lessons also demonstrate the procedure in an abdominal hysterectomy covering an operation in whole.


In addition to the video lessons are interactive case exercises and a self-assessment quiz to test your observational skills after going through the lesson.

Author(s): R. Adanu & N. C. EngelbergView Details of Author
Year: 2009
Keywords: abdominal hysterectomy, obstetrics, gynaecology
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Any medical information in this material is intended to inform and to educate and is not a tool for self-diagnosis or a replacement for medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a healthcare professional. You should speak to your physician or make an appointment to be seen if you have questions or concerns about this information or your medical condition.

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The patients who appear in this programme freely gave their consent for the authors to use their images for educational purposes. Where real patients were filmed or photographed, we have not shown their faces or other identifiable features.




This is an Interactive, Case-Based Learning Tool for Medical Students in Afric (version 1.0)

Dr. Adanu explains the programme (2:00)
Introductory vdeo



Course Introduction by
Dr. Richard Adanu,
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology,
University of Ghana Medical School





The objective of this course is to help:

Students to understand the procedure of a hysterectomy, the indications, complications and post management of an abdominal hysterectomy and,

Non-Specialist Medical Officers and Residents to review the steps of a abdominal hysterectomy.


Lesson Content

Self Assessment Quiz




Dr. Richard Adanu
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology,
University of Ghana Medical School and the,
Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital


N. Cary Engleberg, M.D.

Professor of Internal Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, Michigan USA




This programme was produced with support from the following: