Abdominal hysterectomy
Surgical removal of the uterus (a hysterectomy) done through an incision made in the abdominal wall. As opposed to a vaginal hysterectomy in which the incision is made within the

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excision of the uterus through an incision in the abdominal wall.

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  • Vaginal hysterectomy — Removal of the uterus through a surgical incision made within the vagina. With a vaginal hysterectomy, the scar is not outwardly visible. A vaginal hysterectomy is as opposed to an abdominal * * * vaginal hysterectomy n a hysterectomy performed… …   Medical dictionary

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