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Unread 11-05-2002, 10:16 AM
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What do these Mean?

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Unread 11-05-2002, 11:20 AM
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Hi Christina!

TVH = total vaginal hysterectomy (removal of the uterus including cervix, through the vagina)

BSO = bilateral (both sides) salpingo-oophorectomy (removal of tubes and ovaries)

A&P repair = anterior and posterior repair, means repairing where the vagina has been "caved in" from a cystocele (where the bladder falls down and pushes into the vagina from the front) and a rectocele (where the rectum does the same thing in the back)

Bladder suspension = in cases where the bladder has prolapsed (fallen down) and caused a cystocele, the ligaments holding it up may be shortened to keep it in place better after the cystocele is repaired

LAVH = laparascopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (same as a TVH except there are little incisions made in the abdomen through which the DR can see through a scope and access the ligaments holding up the uterus better)

and here's a link to a list of a lot more!:


Hope this helps!
Unread 11-05-2002, 11:23 AM
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Thanks a bunch for the help.

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