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Total hysterectomy

Total hysterectomy and total hysterectomy with removal of ovaries and fallopian tubes

A hysterectomy is surgery to take out a woman's uterus. In a total (complete) hysterectomy, the uterus and cervix are removed. In some cases, the ovaries and fallopian tubes are also removed during a hysterectomy. This is called a salpingo-oophorectomy.

Current as ofFebruary 19, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
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