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What is total hysterectomy--uterus and ovaries removed?

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Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Whole uterus only

A total (complete) hysterectomy is the removal of the whole uterus(body of the uterus as well as the cervix).
A partial (or supracervical) hysterectomy removes part of the uterus and leaves the cervix in place.The removal of the tubes and ovaries is a separate procedure (salpingectomy and oophorectomy respectively). Removing everything is a total hysterectomy and a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy.

In brief: Whole uterus only

A total (complete) hysterectomy is the removal of the whole uterus(body of the uterus as well as the cervix).
A partial (or supracervical) hysterectomy removes part of the uterus and leaves the cervix in place.The removal of the tubes and ovaries is a separate procedure (salpingectomy and oophorectomy respectively). Removing everything is a total hysterectomy and a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy.
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