School of Medicine

MDSG topics

Gynaecological surgery (excluding malignant conditions but including complications after surgery)

                                                                                                                                                    [R] = Review

                                                                                                                                                    [P] = Protocol

Medical therapies:

  • Antibiotics
    [P] Antibiotic prophylaxis for elective hysterectomy
  • Anticoagulants
  • Catherterisation
  • Local anaesthetics
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

Surgical interventions:

  • Adhesion barriers (e.g. Interceed)
  • Diathermy
  • Intravenous fluids
  • Suture techniques
  • Wound closures

Surgical techniques:

  • Types of hysterectomy
    [P] Surgical approaches to hysterectomy for benign gynaecological disease
  • Minimally invasive surgery
    [P] Laparoscopy versus laparotomy for benign ovarian tumours
  • Outpatient hysterescopy

Post-operative complications following gynaecoloical surgery (eg, urinary retention, thromboembolism) :

Medical therapies

  • Antibiotics
  • Anticoagulants
    [R] Anticoagulant and aspirin prophylaxis for preventing thromboembolism after major gynaecological surgery
  • Other
    [P] Early versus delayed (traditional) oral fluids and food for reducing complications after major abdominal gynaecologic surgery