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Female Reproductive System - Q – Gynecologic Operative Terms & A – Meaning

adhesiolysis breaking down or severing of pelvic adhesions
cervical conization removal of a cone-shaped portion of the cervix
colporrhaphy suture to repair the vagina
colporrhaphy anterior repair repair of a cystocele
colporrhaphy posterior repair repair of a rectocele
colporrhaphy A&P repair anterior and posterior repair of cystocele and rectocele
cryosurgery (Fig. 15-14) method of destroying tissue by freezing; used for treating dysplasia and early cancers
dilation and curettage (D&C) (Fig. 15-15) dilation of the cervix and scraping of the endometrium to control bleeding, to obtain tissue for biopsy, or to remove polyps or products of conception
abdominal hysterectomy removal of the uterus through an incision in the abdomen
vaginal hysterectomy removal of the uterus through the vagina
total hysterectomy removal of the uterus and the cervix
laparoscopy inspection of the abdominal or pelvic cavity with a laparoscope, which is an endoscope used to examine the abdominal and pelvic regions
laparoscopic surgerylap-ă-ro-skop′ik sr′jr-ē surgical procedures within the abdominal or pelvic region using a laparoscope
laser surgery use of a laser to destroy lesions or to dissect or cut tissue; used frequently in gynecology
loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) (Fig. 15-16) use of electrosurgical or radio waves transformed through a loop-configured electrosurgical device to treat precancerous cervical lesions by simultaneous excisional biopsy and treatment of affected tissue (e.g., cervical dysplasia or human papilloma virus
myomectomy excision of fibroid tumors
oophorectomy excision of an ovary
ovarian cystectomy excision of an ovarian cyst
salpingectomy excision of a uterine tube
bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy excision of both uterine tubes and ovaries
salpingotomy incision into a fallopian tube; often performed to remove an ectopic pregnancy
salpingostomy creation of an opening in the fallopian tube to open a blockage
tubal ligation sterilization of a woman by cutting and tying (ligating) the uterine tubes
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