A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. A hysterectomy is performed in some cases of cancers
of the female genital tract which may affect
the cervix, endometrium
, the lining of the uterine wall, or the ovaries
. It is called a total hysterectomy when the cervix and the uterine body
are removed. It is performed abdominally or vaginally and under general anesthesia
. When the hysterectomy includes the fallopian tubes and ovaries, it is called a total hysterectomy with oophorectomy.
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Latest update on December 11, 2013 at 04:33 AM by Jeff.