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A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure in which the uterus is removed. There are a variety of surgical techniques for performing hysterectomies, which include: vaginal, total, laparoscopy-assisted vaginal (LAVH), supracervical, laparoscopic supracervical, radical, and oophorectomy and salpingo-oophorectomy. Complications include infection, pain, and bleeding. The type of hysterectomy performed is dependant upon the woman and the reason for the procedure.

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Terms related to Hysterectomy:

  • Fallopian Tube Removal
  • Laparoscopic Supra Cervical Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopy-Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • Oophorectomy
  • Ovary Removal
  • Partial Hysterectomy
  • Radical Hysterectomy
  • Salpingo-Oophorectomy
  • Supracervical Hysterectomy
  • Total Abdominal Hysterectomy