Oophorectomy

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Oophorectomy - Topic Overview   -  Aug 12, 2008
Oophorectomy is the surgical removal of the ovaries, the part of a woman's reproductive system that stores and releases eggs for fertilization and produces ... WebMD

After Oophorectomy, Cognitive Impairment Risks Rise   -  Aug 29, 2007
By Neil Osterweil, Senior Associate Editor, MedPage Today. ROCHESTER, Minn., Aug. 29 -- There is evidence of a neuroprotective effect of estrogen from two ... MedPage Today

High-risk women not undertaking prevention for breast cancer: study   -  Aug 15, 2007
Prophylactic oophorectomy before age 40 in women with the BRCA1 or 2 mutation reduces the risk by 50 per cent. And Tamoxifen reduces the risk in high-risk ... CBC.ca

Women carrying high cancer risk should still have ovaries removed   -  Jul 12, 2006
The new research shows that women who opt for salpingo-oophorectomy before age 40 reduce their risk of developing cancers of the reproductive system by 80 ... Globe and Mail

… on common hysterectomy practice says oophorectomy may put patients...   -  Aug 2, 2005
Oophorectomy reduces, but does not eliminate, the risk of ovarian cancer. ... Critics of oophorectomy say it also diminishes female sexual desire and ... Pay-Per-View - Newsday - ProQuest Archiver

Lung cancer one of many risks facing women lose ovaries to …   -  Nov 17, 2009
It was the second study this year to link oophorectomy to lung cancer. Although more work needs to be done, scientists speculate the cause may be found in ... Vancouver Sun

Endometriosis Hysterectomy - Endometriosis Health Information - NY …   -  Jun 3, 2008
Bilateral Oophorectomy (Removal of both ovaries) or Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy (Removal of the fallopian tubes and ovaries). ... New York Times

Removal of ovaries may boost risk of lung cancer, study finds   -  Aug 16, 2009
It's the second study this year to associate bilateral oophorectomy - removal of both ovaries - with higher odds of developing lung cancer. ... Montreal Gazette

Clinical management of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers   -  Oct 14, 2005
We and others have shown conclusively that prophylactic oophorectomy in women with ... Oophorectomy also reduces the risk of breast cancer by 50% or more. ... Nature.com

… confirms value of risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy for women...   -  Jan 13, 2009
They found that risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy was associated with a 79 percent relative reduction in ovarian and fallopian tube cancer risk and a 51 ... Genetic Engineering News - Genetic Engineering News (press release)

Salpingo Oophorectomy Reduces Ovarian and Breast Cancer Risk   -  Jun 6, 2006
June 6, 2006 (Atlanta) – In the largest prospective follow-up study to date, researchers confirm a protective effect of the surgical removal of the ovaries ... Medscape

No clear benefit of ovary removal with hysterectomy   -  Jul 16, 2008
Called prophylactic oophorectomy, the procedure is done with the goal of lowering ... Of these women, 106 elected to also have a preventive oophorectomy. ... Canada.com

AAN: Oophorectomy Tied to Parkinson's Risk   -  Apr 14, 2005
By Katrina Woznicki,. MIAMI BEACH, April 14-- The risk of developing Parkinson's disease, albeit slim, doubles for women who have a bilateral oophorectomy, ... MedPage Today

… Surgical Removal of Ovary, Oophorectomy, Ovarian Surgery, Ovariectom...   -  Dec 21, 2008
The ovaries are a part of a woman's reproductive system that store and release eggs (ova) for fertilization and produce the female sex hormones called ... MedIndia

Ovary Removal Raises Young Women's Death Risk   -  Sep 15, 2006
There were nearly 1300 women with unilateral oophorectomy (one ovary removed), nearly 1100 with bilateral oophorectomy (both ovaries removed), ... HealthCentral.com

Unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy...   -  Nov 2, 2009
Hi, I was looking up some information on this procedure and happen to run across you guys. I just had this procedure 6 days ago. They removed my Right ovary ... Daily Mail

Prophylactic Oophorectomy May Increase Mortality Risk   -  Aug 1, 2005
By Jeff Minerd,. LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1-The common practice of prophylactic bilateral oophorectomy during hysterectomy for benign disease increases the overall ... MedPage Today

Oophorectomy and CV Mortality   -  Jan 13, 2008
January 13, 2008 (Rochester, Minnesota) — A new study has found that women who underwent preventive bilateral oophorectomy--removal of both ovaries--before ... Medscape

Neary victims invited to seek compensation   -  Jun 7, 2007
Under the scheme women who underwent unecessary obstetric hysterectomy and bilateral oophorectomy operations can make an application. RTE.ie

Prophylactic oophorectomy: Preventing cancer by surgically removing …   -  Feb 12, 2009
Housecall, our weekly general-interest e-newsletter, keeps you up to date on a wide variety of health topics with timely, reliable, practical information, ... MayoClinic.com

AAN: Elective Ovary Removal Increases Risk of Later Dementia   -  Apr 6, 2006
Discuss with women who are considering an elective oophorectomy the pros and ... The risk is especially elevated if a woman undergoes oophorectomy at an ... MedPage Today

Bilateral oophorectomy before menopause associated with increased...   -  Aug 10, 2008
Women who had bilateral oophorectomy at a young age were more likely to have metabolic syndrome. Researchers from Oslo, Norway examined 263 women (mean age, ... Endocrine Today

Dementia link to oophorectomy.(Brief article)   -  Aug 31, 2007
Women who have their ovaries removed pre-menopause are at increased risk of developing memory and movement disorders, claim US researchers. ... Free with registration - GP - AccessMyLibrary.com

Article: Early oophorectomy may predict cognitive decline.(NEWS) - OB...   -  May 1, 2006
Early oophorectomy may predict cognitive decline.(NEWS) ... find OB GYN News articles. SAN DIEGO -- Women who underwent oophorectomy had an increased risk ... Pay-Per-View - OB GYN News - HighBeam Research

Article: Early oophorectomy is linked with doubled risk of later...   -  May 15, 2005
Early oophorectomy is linked with doubled risk of later Parkinson's.(News) ... find OB GYN News articles. MIAMI BEACH -- Bilateral oophorectomy in ... Pay-Per-View - OB GYN News - HighBeam Research

Survival Patterns after Oophorectomy in Premenopausal Women: A …   -  Dec 1, 2006
By Sarah L. Berga, MD, James Robert McCord Professor and Chair, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, ... Pay-Per-View - OB/GYN Clinical Alert - Factiva, from Dow Jones

Oophorectomy associated with decreased cancers in BRCA mutations   -  Apr 21, 2009
Clinical question How effective is prophylactic oophorectomy in preventing breast or ovarian cancer in women with BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations? ... Journal of the American Academy of...

Prophylactic Oophorectomy Be Performed During Hysterectomy?   -  Oct 11, 2005
More than half of all hysterectomies for benign disease (ie, >300000 yearly in the US) are accompanied by prophylactic bilateral oophorectomy, ... Medscape

CAD more common among women with oophorectomy, no HT use   -  Aug 14, 2008
Coronary heart disease may be related to oophorectomy and the absence of estrogen treatment in women with previous hysterectomy, according to results of a ... Endocrine Today

Salpingo-oophorectomy cuts cancer risk in BRCA2 carriers.(Women's …   -  Sep 15, 2006
ATLANTA -- Salpingo-oophorectomy appears to significantly reduce the incidence of gynecologic cancers in all women with BRCA mutations and the incidence of ... Free with registration - Internal Medicine News - AccessMyLibrary.com

Oophorectomy (ovary removal surgery)   -  Mar 16, 2009
Housecall, our weekly general-interest e-newsletter, keeps you up to date on a wide variety of health topics with timely, reliable, practical information, ... MayoClinic.com

… Therapy Safe After Prophylactic Oophorectomy in BRCA Mutation …   -  Oct 18, 2005
By Will Boggs, MD. NEW YORK OCT 18, 2005 (Reuters Health) - For women who carry BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations and undergo bilateral prophylactic oophorectomy, ... Cancerpage.com

Article: Salpingo-oophorectomy cuts female Ca risks: in particular,...   -  Aug 15, 2006
Salpingo-oophorectomy cuts female Ca risks: in particular, the procedure lowers the incidence of breast cancer in women with BRCA2 mutations. Pay-Per-View - Family Practice News - HighBeam Research

SGO: Preventive Surgery Cost Effective in Lynch Syndrome   -  Mar 7, 2007
Point out that this study suggests that preventive surgery -- hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy -- is a cost-effective way to reduce the ... Cancer Network

… data on CHD risk in bilateral oophorectomy.(GYNECOLOGY) | Article...   -  Apr 1, 2009
Little data on CHD risk in bilateral oophorectomy.(GYNECOLOGY) ... find OB GYN News articles. LAS VEGAS--A systematic review of the medical literature ... Pay-Per-View - OB GYN News - HighBeam Research

Pesticide exposure may raise Parkinson's risk by 70%.(Neurology)   -  May 15, 2005
MIAMI BEACH -- Bilateral oophorectomy in premenopausal women is associated with an almost ... These cases were matched with 2511 women without oophorectomy. ... Free with registration - Internal Medicine News - AccessMyLibrary.com

Early oophorectomy linked to dementia risk.(News)(Clinical report)   -  May 15, 2006
SAN DIEGO -- Women who underwent oophorectomy had an increased risk for developing dementia and cognitive impairment, especially if the surgery occurred ... $4.95 - Internal Medicine News - ECNext

Jury sides with gynecologist - Suit said he unnecessarily removed...   -  Jul 2, 2008
The plaintiff, 38-year-old Connie Grimes, had filed a lawsuit against Guiler in 2003, saying he performed a medically unnecessary oophorectomy. ... $2.95 - Lexington Herald Leader - NewsBank

EBSCOhost Connection: Oophorectomy.   -  Jan 1, 2005
Oophorectomy: The article presents information on oophorectomy, a surgical procedure regarding removal of one or both ovaries. Subscription - Oophorectomy - EBSCO Publishing

Oophorectomy - Post- operative Care   -  Dec 21, 2008
After surgery a woman may feel some discomfort. The degree of discomfort varies and is generally greatest with abdominal incisions, because the abdominal ... MedIndia

Laparoscopy for ovariectomy (oophorectomy).(Women's Health Advisor …   -  May 31, 2007
A laparoscopy is a procedure in which your healthcare provider uses a laparoscope to help treat a problem with organs or tissue inside your abdomen. ... $4.95 - Clinical Reference Systems - ECNext

Article: Early oophorectomy linked to dementia risk.(News)(Clinical...   -  May 15, 2006
Early oophorectomy linked to dementia risk.(News)(Clinical report) ... find Internal Medicine News articles. SAN DIEGO -- Women who underwent oophorectomy ... Pay-Per-View - Internal Medicine News - HighBeam Research

Oophorectomy - Surgical Procedures   -  Dec 21, 2008
Open Surgical Procedure involves removal of the ovaries using an incision in the abdomen, or incision in the upper section of the vagina. ... MedIndia

Oophorectomy doesn't benefit most women.(Literature Monitor)(Editorial...   -  Oct 1, 2005
Parker WH, Broder MS, Liu Z, et al. Ovarian conservation at the time of hysterectomy for benign disease. Obstet Gyneco/. 2005;106:219-226. Olive DL. ... $4.95 - Clinician Reviews - ECNext

Salpingo-oophorectomy cuts cancer risk in BRCA2 carriers.(Gynecology)...   -  Jul 15, 2006
Salpingo-oophorectomy cuts cancer risk in BRCA2 carriers.(Gynecology) ... find OB GYN News articles. ATLANTA -- Salpingo-oophorectomy appears to ... Pay-Per-View - OB GYN News - HighBeam Research

Genetic Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Susceptibility   -  Jan 8, 2005
Oophorectomy does not confer complete protection against pelvic cancer; reports exist ... In premenopausal women who undergo oophorectomy and start hormone ... emaxhealth.com

The Decision Tree: How Smarter Choices Lead to Better Health   -  Jan 19, 2010
An oophorectomy and hysterectomy, then, not only brings the risk of ovarian cancer ... As far as surgeries go, oophorectomy with hysterectomy is relatively ... Wired News

Ovary removal may increase risk for heart disease, lung cancer   -  Aug 4, 2009
Not surprisingly, oophorectomy was associated with a nearly zero risk of developing or ... This study doesn't prove that bilateral oophorectomy causes harm, ... Buffalo News

Questioning The Removal Of Ovaries During Hysterectomy   -  Jul 17, 2008
The reason most commonly given for carrying out an oophorectomy at the same time is ... "There could be a real benefit or harm associated with oophorectomy, ... Medical News Today - Medical News Today (press release)

Oophorectomy Value Varies by BRCA Type   -  Oct 1, 2006
ATLANTA—The risk reduction for breast and ovarian cancer associated with salpingo-oophorectomy (SO) in high-risk women varies according to the type of BRCA ... Cancer Network

Sectioning Spots Malignancy After Salpingo-Oophorectomy   -  Jan 27, 2005
NEW YORK JAN 27, 2005 (Reuters Health) - Use of a rigorous operative and pathological protocol in BRCA mutation carriers who undergo bilateral risk-reducing ... Cancerpage.com

Oophorectomy-Pre-operative Preparations   -  Dec 21, 2008
Before surgery, the doctor may order blood and urine tests, and any additional tests such as ultrasound or x rays to help the surgeon visualize the woman's ... MedIndia

Removal Of Ovaries Decreases Risk Of Certain Cancers For Women At …   -  Jul 23, 2006
Women with this mutation are often advised to undergo preventive oophorectomy (surgical removal of the ovaries). The effectiveness of this intervention has ... sciencedaily.com

New Study Finds Removing Ovaries During Hysterectomy Increases Risk …   -  Apr 21, 2009
For decades, bilateral oophorectomy has been a common practice to eliminate the ... However, women with oophorectomy had a significantly higher risk of CHD, ... Medical News Today - Medical News Today (press release)

Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Oophorectomy   -  Dec 21, 2008
A laparoscope is a thin telescope tube (from 5 to 10 mm diameter) with a magnifying glass-like eye piece at one end to which a video camera is attached. ... MedIndia

… Mortality Outcomes Associated With Prophylactic Salpingo-oophorectom...   -  Dec 6, 2006
...found that for cancer, the adjusted relative risk reduction associated with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy was 80% (95% confidence interval, 42%-93%). ... Journal of American Medical Association - Journal of American Medical Association...

Oophorectomy - Hospital Admission   -  Dec 21, 2008
Certain hospital formalities maybe required before hospitalization especially if you have private health insurance. Clarify the issue with the doctor or ... MedIndia

Prophylactic surgery beneficial in Lynch syndrome.(Gynecology)   -  Mar 1, 2006
None of the 47 women who had undergone a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy for ... The women underwent hysterectomy or bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy at a ... Free with registration - OB GYN News - AccessMyLibrary.com

Ovarian conservation at time of hysterectomy and long-term outcomes   -  May 13, 2009
Bilateral oophorectomy at the time of hysterectomy is common. ... However, oophorectomy before menopause results in loss of estrogen with symptoms of ... Endocrine Today

Dental x-rays may aid in osteoporosis screening.(Research & Technology...   -  Jan 1, 2005
Of the 316 women, 159 had no history of estrogen use and had never undergone a hysterectomy or an oophorectomy, which is surgical removal of the ovaries. ... $4.95 - Radiologic Technology - ECNext

Immersion Medical Introduces OB/GYN Module for LaparoscopyVR(TM) …   -  Oct 8, 2007
Salpingo-oophorectomy, the removal of the fallopian tubes and ovaries, ... 4) Salpingo-oophorectomy has been associated with an 85% reduction in ovarian ... Free with registration - Business Wire - AccessMyLibrary.com

INFLUENCE OF OOPHORECTOMY ON STEROID EXCRETION IN …   -  Mar 7, 2006
In a pregnant patient in whom one ovary and Fallopian tube had been extirpated previously, the remaining ovary and tube were removed (together with the ... Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and...

… appears to have favorable outcomes with or without oophorectomy   -  May 1, 2006
Keywords: Auckland, New Zealand, Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Ovarian Conservation, Gynecological Surgery, Pelvic Pain, Women's Health. ... Pay-Per-View - OBGYN & Reproduction Week - Factiva, from Dow Jones

oophorectomy | Definition of oophorectomy | HighBeam.com: Online …   -  Jul 12, 2006
Find out what oophorectomy means: The Oxford American College Dictionary has the definition of oophorectomy. Research related newspaper, magazine, ... Pay-Per-View - Oxford American College Dictionary - HighBeam Research

Article: Salpingo-oophorectomy cuts cancer risk in BRCA2 carriers.( …   -  Sep 15, 2006
Salpingo-oophorectomy cuts cancer risk in BRCA2 carriers.(Women's Health)(Clinical report) ... find Internal Medicine News articles. Pay-Per-View - Internal Medicine News - HighBeam Research

Cancer Mortality; Bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy reduces overall,...   -  May 16, 2006
..."Bilateral prophylactic salpingo-oophorectomy (BPSO) is used widely used to reduce the risk of breast and ovarian cancer in women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 ... Pay-Per-View - Medical Devices & Surgical Technology... - Factiva, from Dow Jones

Breast Cancer; Do benefits of endocrine therapy for breast cancer …   -  Sep 13, 2005
According to a study from Australia, "Adjuvant endocrine therapies such as tamoxifen, goserelin, and oophorectomy improve survival for premenopausal women ... Pay-Per-View - Life Science Weekly - Factiva, from Dow Jones

Women Undergoing Hysterectomy Before Age 65 Derive Survival Benefit …   -  Feb 21, 2006
Women with oophorectomy before age 59 have 3.92% excess mortality; by age 75, excess mortality for oophorectomy is less than 1%. For women at average risk ... emaxhealth.com

Endometrial stromal sarcoma: a population-based analysis   -  Apr 9, 2008
Oophorectomy was performed in 483 (58.1%) cases. In addition, 24.7% of patients underwent adjuvant radiotherapy. Table 1 provides further details of ... Nature.com

Freed from fear   -  Apr 2, 2006
An oophorectomy — removal of the ovaries — reduces her risk of ovarian cancer by 96 percent. She talked with her doctors and chose removal of the ovaries ... Arizona Daily Star

hysterectomy Removing ovarie ...   -  Aug 9, 2005
Oophorectomy in women younger than 65 increased the estimated risk of dying from ... More than half of those women have an oophorectomy at the same time. ... Pay-Per-View - Washington Post - ProQuest Archiver

Daily Times - Leading News Resource of Pakistan   -  Jan 13, 2010
Ovary removal, or oophorectomy, has been deemed protective for women at high ... Yet most gynecologists consider a protective oophorectomy standard for any ... Daily Times

Laparoscopy for ovariectomy (oophorectomy).(Women's Health Advisor …   -  Nov 1, 2006
A laparoscopy is a procedure in which your health care provider uses a laparoscope to help treat a problem with organs or tissue inside your abdomen. ... $4.95 - Clinical Reference Systems - ECNext

Cancer Epidemiology; Studies conducted at Roche, Mayo Clinic College ...   -  Oct 30, 2006
We aimed to investigate survival patterns in a population-based sample of women who had received an oophorectomy and compare these with women who had not ... Pay-Per-View - OBGYN & Reproduction Week - Factiva, from Dow Jones

Shaking off the shadow of ovarian cancer.(Medicine & Health)   -  Jul 1, 2007
A prophylactic oophorectomy appeared to be a quick "solution," but it involved ... My prophylactic oophorectomy was performed by my gynecologist at the ... Free with registration - USA TODAY - AccessMyLibrary.com

Alabama Case Law - GILES v. BROOKWOOD HEALTH SERV., 5 So.3d …   -  Sep 12, 2008
He described his "plan" as follows: "We will proceed with diagnostic laparoscopy and probable left oophorectomy." The procedure was scheduled; ... Pay-Per-View - Alabama Case Law - Loislaw

Article: Wrong ovary removed: summary judgment v. patient.(Hospital...   -  Aug 1, 2008
Dr. Adcock planned to proceed with a diagnostic laparoscopy and probable left oophorectomy. The procedure was scheduled; an "OR Journal" note indicated that ... Pay-Per-View - Hospital Law's Regan Report - HighBeam Research

Is breast conservation a reasonable option for women with BRCA- …   -  Aug 25, 2006
The potential impact of oophorectomy and tamoxifen on rates of in-breast tumor ... In mutation carriers who had not undergone oophorectomy, there were no ... Nature.com

Study: Hysterectomy patients should keep their ovaries   -  Aug 1, 2005
Ovary removal, or oophorectomy, has been deemed protective for women at high ... Yet most gynecologists consider a protective oophorectomy standard for any ... USA TODAY - USA Today

Hormone replacement therapy, body mass, and the risk of colorectal …   -  Nov 6, 2007
Postmenopausal women were those whose menstrual bleedings had stopped naturally or after bilateral oophorectomy, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy, ... Nature.com

Dramatic Reduction in Cancer Risk   -  Jan 14, 2008
Prophylactic salpingo-oophorectomy was associated with a statistically ... Despite the fact that prophylactic salpingo-oophorectomy removes both the ovaries ... Medscape

Risk-reducing surgery for ovarian cancer: outcomes in 300 surgeries …   -  Nov 10, 2008
Risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy is currently advocated for the reduction of ... Risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy in a single institution has so far ... Nature.com

Ovarian conservation supported   -  Apr 24, 2009
While prophylactic oophorectomy provides some protection against breast and ... “In no analysis or age group was oophorectomy associated with increased ... 6minutes

Surveillance of women at high risk for hereditary ovarian cancer is …   -  Dec 13, 2005
Bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (BSO) appeared to reduce not only the risk of ovarian cancer by up to 96%, but also the risk of breast cancer in ... Nature.com

Women Receiving Hysterectomies Should Keep Ovaries   -  Aug 2, 2005
Ovary removal, or oophorectomy (search), has been deemed protective for women ... Yet most gynecologists consider a protective oophorectomy standard for any ... FOXNews

Removing Ovaries Most Cost-Effective Prevention Plan in BRCA Mutation...   -  Mar 20, 2006
Without a quality adjustment, oophorectomy plus mastectomy was the most cost-effective approach, yielding an incremental cost-effectiveness ratio over ... Cancerpage.com

Successful pregnancies following fertility-preserving treatment for...   -  Aug 2, 2005
Although hysterectomy and bilateral oophorectomy are part of the staging procedure, they can be omitted in well-selected patients in order to preserve ... Nature.com

Ovary Removal May Not Be Needed in Endometrial Cancer   -  Jan 25, 2009
Removal of the ovaries, called an oophorectomy, has long been a standard part ... But even with oophorectomy dominating treatment for this type of cancer, ... Forbes

Impact of BRCA1/BRCA2 Counseling and Testing on Newly Diagnosed …   -  Feb 17, 2005
Bilateral oophorectomy alone reduces the risk of breast cancer development in BRCAJ or BRCA2 gene carriers by approximately 50%. ... RedOrbit

Ovarian cancer risk in premenopausal and perimenopausal women …   -  Feb 6, 2007
The controls from these studies who had not had an oophorectomy met the general criteria to be controls for the ovarian cancer cases, and we therefore used ... Nature.com

Kentucky Reports - HOOFNEL v. SEGAL, 199 SW3d 147 (Ky. 2006)   -  Sep 21, 2006
Dr. Galandiuk Page 149 also recommended that Appellant undergo an oophorectomy to remove her ovaries, and a hysterectomy to remove her uterus. ... Pay-Per-View - Kentucky Reports - Loislaw

Higher lung cancer risk after hysterectomies   -  Jan 27, 2010
It's the second study this year to associate bilateral oophorectomy -- removal of both ovaries -- with higher odds of developing lung cancer. ... Winnipeg Free Press

Does Hysterectomy Cause Early Menopause?   -  Jul 1, 2006
Within the hysterectomy group, 28 had a unilateral oophorectomy. ... Unilateral oophorectomy at the time of hysterectomy should similarly be well thought ... Free with registration - OB/GYN Clinical Alert - AccessMyLibrary.com

Cost-Effectiveness of Preventive Strategies for Women with a BRCA1 or...   -  Mar 21, 2006
With quality adjustment, oophorectomy dominated all other strategies for BRCA1 and had an incremental cost-effectiveness ratio of $2281 per life-year for ... Annals of Internal Medicine

Hysterectomy Linked to Higher Levels of Inflammatory Markers Than …   -  Oct 6, 2005
They conducted the study because earlier research suggested that combined hysterectomy and oophorectomy could have a compromising impact on heart disease ... DG News

Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors   -  May 22, 2008
For patients with stage III dysgerminoma, total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy are recommended with removal of as much gross ... WebMD

Ovarian Low Malignant Potential Tumors   -  Sep 12, 2008
Unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy: Surgery to remove one ovary and one ... Partial oophorectomy: Surgery to remove part of one ovary or part of both ovaries. ... WebMD

Intercepting early pelvic serous carcinoma by routine pathological …   -  May 1, 2009
The patient underwent a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, which confirmed a left ... Prophylactic salpingo-oophorectomy reduces the risk of pelvic serous ... Nature.com

Suit: Removal of ovaries puts women at risk -   -  Jun 25, 2008
An oophorectomy is considered a last-resort treatment for endometriosis, a disease characterized by tissue growth outside the uterus. ... $2.95 - Lexington Herald Leader - NewsBank

Breast Cancer Prevention Measures Vary Greatly   -  Aug 17, 2007
And prophylactic oophorectomy performed before theage of 40 years in women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation is associated with a 50% reduction in the risk for ... Medscape



Background information on Oophorectomy [When available]

Oophorectomy is the surgical removal of the ovaries of a female animal. In the case of non-human animals, this is also called spaying. It is a form of sterilization.

The removal of the ovaries together with the Fallopian tubes is called salpingo-oophorectomy. Oophorectomy and salpingo-oophorectomy are not common forms of birth control in humans; more usual is tubal ligation, in which the Fallopian tubes are blocked but the ovaries remain intact.

In humans and some animals such as cats and dogs, oophorectomy is most usually performed together with a hysterectomy - the removal of the uterus. This procedure is called an ovariohysterectomy. Its use in humans when there are no other health problems is somewhat controversial.

In animals, spaying involves an invasive removal of the ovaries, but rarely has major complications; the superstition that it causes weight gain is not based on fact. Spaying is especially important for certain animals that require the ovum to be released at a certain interval (called estrus or "heat"), such as cats and dogs. If the cell is not released during these animal's heat, it can cause severe medical problems that can be averted by spaying or partnering the animal with a male.

Oophorectomy is sometimes referred to as castration, but that term is most often used to mean the removal of a male animal's testicles.

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