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Glossary: hysterectomy, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

hysterectomy

(HIS-teh-REK-toh-mee)

Surgery to remove the uterus and, sometimes, the cervix. When the uterus and the cervix are removed, it is called a total hysterectomy. When only the uterus is removed, it is called a partial hysterectomy.

2008-10-03