Definition of Hysterectomy

1. Noun. Surgical removal of the uterus.




Definition of Hysterectomy

1. Noun. (surgery) The surgical procedure to remove all of or part of the uterus. ¹

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Definition of Hysterectomy

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Medical Definition of Hysterectomy

1. The operation of excising the uterus, performed either through the abdominal wall or through the vagina. Origin: Gr. Ektom = excision This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hysterectomy

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Literary usage of Hysterectomy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1912)
"Operation: hysterectomy for fibroid of cervix, complicating a six months' ... Operation: Abdominal hysterectomy for cervical fibroid complicating pregnancy. ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1902)
"... vaginal extirpation cannot be performed, there is no object in resorting to abdominal. Vesical and Ureteral Fistulas following Vaginal hysterectomy. ..."

3. Operative Gynecologic Laparoscopy: Principles and Techniques by Camran Nezhat (2000)
"hysterectomy in the United States, 1964-84. Am J Public Health 1988; 78:852 ... Comparison of abdominal and vaginal hysterectomy: A review of 600 operations ..."

4. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1891)
"If it can be delivered, the hysterectomy is always performed. To my mind one of the great advantages gained in hysterectomy, by the extra-peritoneal method, ..."

5. Transactions of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists by American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (1895)
"I presume it is agreed that vaginal hysterectomy for cancer has come to ... It was just as hard to do as, and more dangerous than, vaginal hysterectomy. ..."

6. The Practice of Obstetrics: Designed for the Use of Students and by James Clifton Edgar (1916)
"ABDOMINAL hysterectomy. This operation is performed through the abdominal incision, and consists either in the amputation of the uterus at the junction of ..."

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