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Unread 04-09-2002, 05:47 AM
Okay, what is it?

I am suppose to have a TAH done and I have been surfing different sites, and on some of the sites they say a TAH, is the removal of everything (tubes, ovaries, uterus and cervix) and others say it is just the removal of: Tubes, uterus and cervix.

Okay I am baffled, some one have an answer? I have to call my doctor today anyways, so I will also ask him, exactly what's up also.


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Unread 04-09-2002, 06:03 AM
Confusing isn't it?

A TAH is a "total" abdominal hysterectomy which makes it confusing. When you think Total, you think everything. That is not the case. A TAH is removal of the uterus and cervix. The removal of the ovaries and tubes is named "BSO" and I cannot remember the full terminology of that...bilaterial something. If everything will be removed, it is called a "TAH/BSO". My surgery was a TAH with possible BSO. Luckily my ovaries were not diseased and I kept them.

Do make sure you discuss this fully with your doctor so you can fully understand what he/she is recommending and you can voice your concerns and get your questions answered well in advance of your surgery.
Unread 04-09-2002, 06:19 AM
Okay, what is it?

Maybe this list of abbreviations will help:

TAH-Total Abdominal Hysterectomy----Removal of uterus including the cervix
TAH BSO--Total Abdominal Hysterectomy- Bilateral Salpingoopherectomy---Removal of uterus and both tubes and ovaries.
LAVH-Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy---Vaginal Hysterectomy with visualization and resection of the uterine ligaments through a scope inserted through or near the umbillicus.The uterus is then delivered through the vagina.
TVH Total Vaginal Hysterectomy ---removal of uterus and cervix through the vagina
SAHSubtotal Abdominal Hysterectomy--removal of uterus through an abd. incision leaving the cervix intact
SAHSupracervical Abdominal Hysterectomy---same as above
LSHLaparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy
Lap Hyster---same as LAVH
TVH---Vag hyster
TVH-BSO removal of uterus and both tubes and ovaries thru the vagina

When you sign the consent form it should specify what is being removed, if you're not sure ASK.
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Unread 04-09-2002, 06:35 AM

Thanks to you both, that is what I had figured. And some sites have a TAH as everything, as a matter of fact I was on a site this morning, can't remember what it was.

But it just states TAH, and not BSO at all. If I get on a site and see it again, I will try and remember the site.

Thanks again.

Unread 04-09-2002, 07:54 AM
Okay, what is it?

Thanks for the abbreviations - but what does it mean when someone says they are having a "radical" hysterectomy? I mean, like, is it, like dudical, man?

Sorry to be funny - I'm really not trying to be disrespectful - I just wondered, and I don't mean to offend anyone.
Unread 04-09-2002, 07:59 AM
Okay, what is it?

Originally posted by debbieg
Thanks for the abbreviations - but what does it mean when someone says they are having a "radical" hysterectomy? I mean, like, is it, like dudical, man?

Sorry to be funny - I'm really not trying to be disrespectful - I just wondered, and I don't mean to offend anyone.
A radical hysterectomy involves the removal of the uterus, cervix, a small portion of the upper part of the vagina and some soft tissue from within the pelvis. A radical hysterectomy is only performed in cases of cancer of the cervix by gynaecologists who have received special training.

source NETDOCTOR.CO.UK http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/health_ad...sterectomy.htm

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