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Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy
A hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus (womb). For certain conditions, the Fallopian tubes and ovaries are also removed. The most common medical reasons for doing a hysterectomy include benign fibroid tumors of the uterus (30% of cases), abnormal uterine bleeding (20%), endometriosis (20%), genital prolapse (15%), and chronic pelvic pain (about 10%). Some women choose to have a hysterectomy for other reasons, including other types of tumors. Uterine cancer is an uncommon, but important reason for doing a hysterectomy.