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Total Abdominal Hysterectomy with Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy

Surgical removal of all of the uterus, and the right and left fallopian tubes, and the right and left ovaries.

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Terms to know

Abdominal Hysterectomy
Surgical removal of part or all of the uterus via an abdominal approach.
Abdominal Surgery
The term abdominal surgery broadly covers surgical procedures that involve opening the abdomen.
Bilateral
Affecting both the right and left sides of the body.
Fallopian Tubes
A slender tube through which eggs pass from an ovary to the uterus. In the female reproductive tract, there is one ovary and one fallopian tube on each side of the uterus.
Ovaries
The ovaries are a pair of female reproductive glands in which the ova, or eggs, are formed. The ovaries are located in the pelvis, one on each side of the uterus.
Uterus (Womb)
The small, hollow, pear-shaped organ in a woman's pelvis. This is the organ in which a fetus develops. Also called womb.

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