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Complete hysterectomy means uterus and cervis out, is that right?

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Dr. RADHA SYED
Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Hysterectomy

There is an existing confusion between health care provider and patients as to the terminology for hysterectomy-here is a simple rule-total hysterectomy means removal of entire uterus and cervix.
Subtotal means removal of uterus only not cervix.When ovaries and tubes are removed it is called "bilateral salpingo-ophorectomy"-that is removal of both ovaries and tubes.We do not use the word complete.

In brief: Hysterectomy

There is an existing confusion between health care provider and patients as to the terminology for hysterectomy-here is a simple rule-total hysterectomy means removal of entire uterus and cervix.
Subtotal means removal of uterus only not cervix.When ovaries and tubes are removed it is called "bilateral salpingo-ophorectomy"-that is removal of both ovaries and tubes.We do not use the word complete.
Dr. RADHA SYED
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Dr. Miguel Cano
Couldn't have said it any better.
Dr. Sarah Buchanan
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hysterectomy

Generally, when people talk about a total hysterectomy, they refer to the uterus and cervix being removed.
Sometimes, this refers to removal of the ovaries as well. Because of this confusion about the specifics of the definition of a complete hysterectomy, one needs to clarify what is meant by a total or complete hysterectomy.

In brief: Hysterectomy

Generally, when people talk about a total hysterectomy, they refer to the uterus and cervix being removed.
Sometimes, this refers to removal of the ovaries as well. Because of this confusion about the specifics of the definition of a complete hysterectomy, one needs to clarify what is meant by a total or complete hysterectomy.
Dr. Sarah Buchanan
Dr. Sarah Buchanan
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