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Laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) is a surgical procedure using a laparoscope to guide the removal of the uterus and/or Fallopian tubes and ovaries through the vagina. During LAVH, the uterus is detached from the ligaments that attach it to other structures in the pelvis using laparoscopic tools. If the Fallopian tubes and ovaries are to be removed, they are also detached from their ligaments and blood supply. The organs and tissue are then removed through an incision made in the vagina.

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    • Picture of Vagina The vagina is an elastic, muscular canal with a soft, flexible lining that provides lubrication and sensation. See a picture of...learn more »

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Terms related to Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy:

  • Hysterectomy, Vaginal Assisted
  • LAVH
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy