A surgical procedure to remove the uterus (womb). The cervix (the lower, narrow part of the uterus) may also be removed.

Other structures may be removed during a hysterectomy, including the ovaries (oophorectomy).

Different types of hysterectomy include partial hysterectomy, total hysterectomy and radical hysterectomy.

A hysterectomy may be performed through the vagina (vaginal hysterectomy) or through the abdomen wall (abdominal hysterectomy).

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