Pertaining to hypoxia, a subnormal concentration of oxygen.
- Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy
Damage to cells in the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) from inadequate oxygen. Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy allegedly may cause death in the newborn period or result in what is later recognized as developmental delay, mental retardation, or cerebral palsy. This is an area of considerable medical and medicolegal debate.
An operation to remove the uterus. Hysterectomies are most commonly performed as a treatment for fibroids, cancer or severe dysplasia of the uterus, and for dysfunctional uterine bleeding.
- Hysterectomy, abdominal
Surgical removal of the uterus through an incision made in the abdominal wall. As opposed to a vaginal hysterectomy.
- Hysterectomy, complete
Complete surgical removal of the uterus and cervix. Also called a total hysterectomy.
- Hysterectomy, laparoscopically assisted vaginal
See laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy.