This volume-7 covers operations of uterine cervix: trachelorrhaphy and abdominal excision of cervical stump. Though not recommended by most authors, subtotal hysterectomies continue to be performed in the subcontinent.
The cervix left behind can be a seat of a subsequent pathology necessitating its removal. Infected ectropions of the cervix as a result of obstetrical cervical teras are not uncommon and demand repair of the tears. When these tears are deep enough to extend into the internal os, cervical incompetence results.
These situations demand a "trachelorrhaphy". One case each is illustrated and discussed in this volume.