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PC: Ch. 14 Female Genital System

Understanding Procedural Coding, Second Edition by Mary Jo Bowie and Regina M. Schaffer
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Bartholin's glands
glands that secrete lubricating mucous in the vagina; also called vestibular glands
cerclage
a technique of encircling the cervix uteri with a wire, ligature, or loop
cervix uteri
structure that lies between the ostium uteri and the isthmus
colpocentesis
a procedure in which fluid is aspirated through the vaginal wall using a syringe
colpocleisis
a surgical closure of the vagina
colpopexy
a procedure in which the vagina is sutured to the abdominal wall
colporrhaphy
the surgical repair of the vagina
colposcopy
a procedure in which a scope is used to view the vaginal and cervical area
colpotomy
a procedure using an open approach in which the fallopian tubes are identified and then occluded at vascular points
conization
a procedure performed on the cervix in which a cold knife is used to surgically cut a cone-shaped portion of tissue for examination
corpus uteri
the area of structures that begin at the fundus of the uterine cavity and move down to encompass the cervical canal or the external os
endometrium
the innermost layer of the uterus
enterocele
another term for vaginal hernia
fallopoian tubes
bilateral tubes that open on one end in the uterus and then open at the other end into the peritoneal cavity
fistula
an abnormal passage
fulguration
the use of an electric current to destroy living tissue, usually used to control bleeding
hymen
a membrane that covers the external opening of the vagina
hymenectomy
a procedure in which the hymen is excised
hysterectomy
a procedure in which the uterus is removed
hysteroscope
a fiber-optic or rigid scope used for diagnostic and surgical procedures in the uterus
intoitus
refers to an opening or space
in vitro fertilization
A process in which a mature egg is exposed to sperm in a laboratory setting. The ova are then implated in the uterus.
myomectomy
a procedure in which uterine fibroid tumors are removed from the wall of the uterus
omentectomy
removal of part of the omentum
oophorectomy
partial or total removal of the ovary
ovaries
produce eggs that are released during ovulation; also referred to as the female gonads
paravaginal
refers to the area around the vagina
Pereya procedure
a procedure in which sutures are laced through a Pereyra ligature carrier and the urethrovesical junction is raised up
perineum
the diamond-shaped area of skin between the upper area of the vaginal orifice and the anus; its purpose is to support the pelvic structures
pudendum
an inclusive term used to describe the external genitalia of the female body; also referred to as the vulva
salpingo-oophorectomy
Surgical removal of the fallopian tubes and ovaries
sling procedure
used to help correct urinary stress incontinence
trachelectomy
the removal of the cervix uteri
vagina
fibromuscular structure that connects with the external genitalia and ascends in a tubelike structure to the cervix uteri
vaginectomy
a procedure in which the vagina is excised
vestibular glands
glands that secrete lubricating mucus in the vagina; also called Bartholin's glands
vulva
an inclusive term used to describe the external genitalia of the female body; also referred to as pudendum
vulvectomy
a procedure in which all or part of the vulva is removed
ABBREVIATIONS
Abbreviations
AB
abortion
CIN
cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia
CIS
carcinoma in situ
Cx
cervix
D&C
dilatation and curettage
ECC
endocervical curettage
EMB
endometrial biopsy
GIFT
gamete intrafallopian transfer
GYN
gynecology
IUD
intrauterine device
IVP
in vitro fertilization
LEEP
loop electrosurgican excision procedure
LLETZ
large-loop exciison of the transformation zone
Pap smear
Papanicolaou smear
PID
pelvic inflammatory disease
PMS
premenstrual syndrome
SAB
spontaneous abortion
TAB
theraputic abortion
TAH-BSO
total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophororectomy
ZIFT
zygote intrafallopian transfer