Gynecological Surgery

, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp 157–159

Total laparoscopic extirpation of a fixed uterus from benign gynecological disease

Clinical Practice

DOI: 10.1007/s10397-010-0558-3

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Walid, M.S. & Heaton, R.L. Gynecol Surg (2011) 8: 157. doi:10.1007/s10397-010-0558-3


Frequently, a fixed pelvis is encountered that is caused by a benign disease, either severe endometriosis or severe adhesions with or without fibroid uterus. We present two cases of nulligravida and multiparous women who had absolute frozen pelvises with no motion whatsoever of their pelvic structures on bimanual examination. Conventionally, these patients would have been approached by open hysterectomy only. We do not consider a frozen pelvis from what appears to be a benign case a contraindication to the laparoscopic approach.


Fixed pelvisImpacted uterusRetroverted uterusObliterated cul-de-sacAdhesionsEndometriosisLaparoscopic hysterectomy

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Medical Center of Central GeorgiaMaconUSA
  2. 2.Heart of Georgia Women’s CenterWarner RobinsUSA