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Oophorectomy (Removal of the Ovaries)

  • What is an Oophorectomy (Removal of the Ovaries)?

    Oophorectomy is a surgical procedure that is done to remove one or both of the ovaries. The ovaries are small almond-shaped organs on each side of the uterus in the pelvis. They contain eggs and produce the hormones that control the menstrual cycle.

    Oophorectomy can be done on its own, but it is often done as part of a larger surgery to remove the uterus (hysterectomy). It may also be done with surgery to remove the fallopian tubes (salpingectomy) as the ovaries and fallopian tubes share a common blood supply. When these 2 procedures are combined, it is called a salpingo-oophorectomy.

  • Your gyneacologsit might choose oophorectomy to treat:

    • A tubo-ovarian abscess – a pus-filled pocket involving a fallopian tube and ovary
    • Ovarian cancer
    • Endometriosis – occurs when the inner lining of the uterus grows outside it
    • Non-cancerous (benign) ovarian tumours or cysts
    • Reduce the risk of ovarian cancer or breast cancer for high-risk women
    • Ovarian torsion – twisting of an ovary
    • Chronic pelvic pain
    • Pelvic inflammatory (swelling) disease
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