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If another surgery is performed during an abdominal hysterectomy (e.g., BSO, appendectomy, adhesion removal, etc.), how is the duration of the hysterectomy calculated? 11/2/2005

The duration is for all procedures (together) that are done through the same incision. If the hysterectomy takes 90 minutes and the appendectomy takes 20 minutes, then the duration for the hysterectomy is 1 hour 50 minutes and the duration for the appendectomy is 1 hour 50 minutes.

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