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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Histerectomía completa

Complete hysterectomy (kum-PLEET HIS-teh-REK-toh-mee)
Surgery to remove the entire uterus, including the cervix. Also called total hysterectomy.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.