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Definition of Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy: An operation to remove the uterus. Hysterectomies are most commonly performed as a treatment for fibroids, cancer or severe dysplasia of the uterus, and for dysfunctional uterine bleeding.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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