What is TAH ?
Total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH) is removal of the uterus including the cervix (lower portion of the uterus). Total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (TAH-BSO) is removal of the uterus, cervix and both fallopian tubes and ovaries.
What is the difference between a total and complete hysterectomy?
A partial hysterectomy (top left) removes just the uterus, and the cervix is left intact. A total hysterectomy (top right) removes the uterus and cervix. At the time of a total hysterectomy, your surgeon may also remove the varies and fallopian tubes (bottom).
What is BSO ?
By Bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, also known as a BSO, is a surgical procedure in which both of the ovaries and the fallopian tubes are removed. This surgery is usually performed during a hysterectomy, in which a woman’s uterus is removed, but not always.