modified radical hysterectomy

mod·i·fied rad·i·cal hys·ter·ec·to·my

an extended hysterectomy in which a portion of the upper vagina is removed; the ureters are exposed and pulled back laterally without dissection from the ureteral bed.
Synonym(s): TeLinde operation

TeLinde,

Richard W., U.S. gynecologist, 1894–.
TeLinde operation - Synonym(s): modified radical hysterectomy
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