Trachelectomy
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Definition: Surgical removal of the cervix (but not the rest of the uterus).

A radical trachelectomy is when the cervix and surrounding tissue is removed, along with some pelvic lymph nodes. This procedure is sometimes performed when a young woman with early cervical cancer wants to preserve her fertility. It is still considered an experimental approach by most physicians.

Pronunciation: tray kel EK toe mee (noun)

Common Misspellings: tracelectomy, trakelectomy

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