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Difference between Radical and Total? Difference between Radical and Total?

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Unread 11-23-2007, 08:39 PM
Difference between Radical and Total?

Hi, Ladies.

I was wondering, what is the difference between a radical hysterectomy and a total hysterectomy? I've seen things about radical hysterectomies, but never understood what it was.

Thanks!
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Unread 11-23-2007, 10:51 PM
Radical & Total Hyster.


If you go to the Forum on the Main page to Hysterectomies Defintion & Types, you'll find what your looking for.

Total Hysterectomy
A total hysterectomy is removal of the entire uterus which includes the cervix. A radical hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus, the tissue on both sides of the cervix (parametrium), and the upper part of the vagina.

Hopefully this will answer most of your questions, if not there a lot of sisters on here that can help you out! And you'll find tons of support Best wishes to you!
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Unread 11-24-2007, 02:27 AM
Difference between Radical and Total?

Doesn't a radical mean the removal of lymph nodes also?
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Unread 11-24-2007, 04:17 AM
Difference between Radical and Total?

Yes.most times when a doc does a radical hyst it is because of possible cancer.hope this helps.
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Unread 11-24-2007, 07:13 AM
Difference between Radical and Total?

Radical means removal of uterus, cervix and part of upper vagina usually because of cancer.
Total means removal of uterus and cervix.
BSO means bilateral removal of fallopian tubes and ovaries
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