Hysterectomy is the most common major gynecologic surgical procedure performed worldwide. Benign diseases
(menstrual disorders, myomas, pelvic pain and uterine prolapse) account for more than 70% of the indications for
hysterectomy. Hysterectomy has been traditionally performed by open abdominal or vaginal surgery, but recently
laparoscopy has become an alternative surgical route with good outcomes. Advantages of the laparoscopic approach
compared to open surgery include less intraoperative bleeding, shorter duration of hospitalization, faster convalescence,
and lower rates of wound and abdominal wall infections; surgical time, however, seems to be increased. In this article
we discuss some technical issues of laparoscopic total hysterectomy.