HYSTERECTOMY! WHAT IS IT?.

There are various types of hysterectomy .Total hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus, cervix ( Vagina remains intact)Total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingoophorectomy (TAH-BSO)Which involves the removal of uterus, fallopian tubes,and ovaries. Radical Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the ovaries, oviducts,lymph nodes,lymph channels removed including cervix and uterus,as well as TAH-BSO.It is usually done through a large incision in the abdomen.

Subtotal hysterectomy is the removal of only the fundus.

Nursing Responsibilities are:

1.Assess for hemorrhage.

2. Infection.

3.Thrombophleitis. If ovaries are removed Estrogen Replacement Therapy ( ERT) may be needed. Talk to your doctor and follow doctor orders and instructions.

Published by edochie99

A Registered Nurse with over twenty years of hospital experience, an author with Masters Degree in Nursing,also Bachelor Degree in Nursing,graduated in 1996 from USC,University of Southern California.MSN in 2009 University of Phoenix.

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