Study Suggests Benefit for Salpingectomy
NEW ORLEANS -- Offering women bilateral salpingectomy [fallopian tube removal] with preservation of ovaries as part of hysterectomy may reduce their risk of developing adnexal masses, researchers reported here.
In a single center study, the bilateral salpingectomy rates rose from 2.9% in 2009 and 2010, to 26% in 2011, when the center began offering bilateral salpingectomy to all women undergoing hysterectomy with ovary preservation. The salpingectomy rate jumped to 73% in the first 6 months of 2012, Susan K. Park, MD, of Olive View-UCLA Medical Center and colleagues, reported at the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists meeting.
Park and colleagues said the center began offering salpingectomy in response to research that identified the fallopian tubes as a common site of pelvic carcinoma development without regard to BRCA status.
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