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.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "hysterectomy"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "histerectomía"

Cirugía para extirpar el útero y, a veces, solo una parte de este. Cuando se extirpan el útero y el cuello uterino, se llama histerectomía total. Cuando se extirpa solo el útero, se llama histerectomía parcial.