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complete hysterectomy

Total hysterectomy Gynecology Complete surgical removal of the uterus and cervix, but not the adnexae–ovaries and fallopian tubes. See TAH-BSO.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

com·plete hy·ster·ec·to·my

(kŏm-plēt histĕr-ektŏ-mē)
Surgical excision of the uterus and cervix.
Synonym(s): total hysterectomy.
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