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abdominovaginal hysterectomy


Definition: a combined vaginal and abdominal surgical dissection that allows partial or complete removal of vagina, vulva, rectum, and perineum (abdominoperineal approach) as well as pelvic organs; usually done in cases of advanced pelvic cancer.

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