Vaginal hysterectomy procedure with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy is a type of surgery that aims not only the uterus but also the removal of the ovaries. In addition, this operation is performed through the vagina, unlike abdominal and laparoscopic hysterectomy. Vaginal hysterectomy is often preferred because of the short recovery period.However, it is not possible to perform this operation in cases where the uterus is larger than usual.
Vaginal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy may be a response to several medical problems, involving the collapse of uterus, fibroids, endometriosis, and others. Although hysterectomy is performed abdominally in cancer patients, transvaginal hysterectomy may be performed in some cases.
Hysterectomy surgery varies according to its scope. Uterine removal operations are as follows:
• Partial hysterectomy – just uterus is extracted in this hysterectomy practice
• Total hysterectomy – in total hysterectomy practice, specialists extract not just uterus but additionally cervix
• Radical hysterectomy – radical hysterectomy includes the resection of all areas of the female reproductive system
Vaginal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy is a type of radical hysterectomy because it involves not only the removal of the uterus but also the removal of the ovaries. Bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy during a vaginal hysterectomy may be a precaution for patients with ovarian cancer in the family history.
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