This one at least has some illustrations:
And here’s an illustrated medical monograph, basically a how-to ad for using
surgical implements but it does show the incision going around the cervix:
In my (not personal) experience with vaginal hysterectomies, the area around
the cervix is where the incision is, and the cervix is removed along with
’the rest’ through the vaginal canal.
When I asked my GYN/ONC about doing my surgery this way, she said it is not
appropriate in an investigastion of possible OVCA, one reason being that it
did not allow for adequate/appropriate inspection of the rest of the
abdomen. Nor for dealing with anything that might be found elsewhere. That
was 6 years ago.
And much longer ago than that, when/where I worked in surgery once upon a
time, vaginal hysterectomies were not being done if there were large cysts
or fibroids. I have heard that some surgeons now do that intentionally,
removing them piece by piece.
But my info is not recent.
I will be having laparoscopic surgery in 10 days to remove my ovaries,
falopian tubes and uterus. The doctor’s nurse has discussed the procedure
and tells me that once everything is cut away surgically, it is all
removed through “an incision in the vagina.” I have searched the internet
and cannot really find anything about this. Where is this incision? She
told me is is “deep
within your vagina” I am trying to figure out why the items being removed
cannot just be removed through the vaginal canal like childbirth. Can
anyone explain this to me? Also, if you have a website that explains
this, or any links,
that would be great. Thanks for your help. I appreciate it.
It seems to me that everyone explains this stuff to us (patients) like we
3rd grade. I am the type of person who really wants details on how
exactly this procedure is done, step-by-step. I have been unable to find
a good source at this time. Thanks so much for any info.