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Common Treatment Procedures of the Female Reproductive System

TermDefinition
abortion induced termination of a pregnancy
breast reconstrucion using implants to reshape the breasts of a postmastectomy patient
cauterization chemical or heat destruction of abnormal tissues
conization removal of a cone-shaped wedge from the cervix to remove lesions and/or collect a tissue sample for biopsy
cryosurgery freezing of abnormal tissue to destroy it
cesarean section surgical incision into the abdomen and uterus to deliver
dilation and curettage (D & C) surgical dilation of the cervix and scraping of the uterus
episiotomy incision into the perineum to widen the vagina for birth
hormone replacement therapy (HRT) medications given to replace the hormones that are no longer produced in the body during menopause and to slow down bone density loss
hysterectomy surgical removal of the uterus
kegel exercises exercises to strengthen pubic muscles
laparoscopic tubal coagulation and division sterilization process of cauterization and division of the fallopian tubes
mastectomy surgical removal of the breast
oophorectomy surgical removal of the ovary
panhysterectomy surgical removal of the uterus and cervix
panhysterosalpingo-oophorectomy total hysterectomy removes the uterus, cervix, fallopian tubes and ovaries
polypectomy surgical removal of a polyp
salpingo-oophorectomy surgical removal of the fallopian tube and ovary
tubal ligation sterilization process of the fallopian tube being tied off and a piece removed
uterine suspension surgical reinforcement of the supporting structure of the uterus
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