Risk-reducing Surgery in Women at Low Lifetime Risk of Developing Ovarian Carcinoma: Opportunistic Salpingectomy

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Abstract

Lack of success in ovarian cancer control through screening or advances in treatment in the general population has prompted exploration in new avenues of prevention. “Opportunistic” salpingectomy describes a surgical procedure or risk-reducing intent in women at low-risk/general population risk for developing ovarian cancer who are undergoing pelvic/abdominal surgery for other indications. This chapter reviews the uptake, safety, and anticipated impact of this prevention initiative.

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