Definition of Hysterectomy:

Surgical removal of the uterus, by way of either an abdominal or vaginal incision.  Removal might include removal of the cervix (total hysterectomy) or not (subtotal / partial hysterectomy).  A radical hysterectomy involves surgical removal of the uterus, upper vagina, tissues adjacent to the uterus and possibly the ovaries; usually undertaken for carcinoma of the uterus.  A hysterectomy with oophorectomy involves the removal of the uterus and one ovary (unilateral oophorectomy) or both ovaries (bilateral oophorectomy).

Also: Hysterectomies

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