Salpingo-oophorectomy at the Time of Benign Hysterectomy: A Systematic Review

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Abstract

(Abstracted from Obstet Gynecol 2016;128:476–485)

There is a clear survival benefit for prophylactic oophorectomy in patients with inherently higher cancer risk such as those with BRCA1 and BRCA2 and other genetic mutations. For average-risk women, however, cancer risk reduction must be balanced with the consequences of loss of ovarian hormone production and fertility.

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