A hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus both in whole or in part. A hysterectomy is sometimes performed in cases of cancer
of the female genital tract that could affect the cervix, endometrium
, the lining of the uterine wall, or the ovaries
. It is also performed for painful fibroids responsible for bleeding. It is called a subtotal hysterectomy when surgery concerns the body
of the uterus, but the cervix is left in place.
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