Ovarian Surgery

  • Swati JhaEmail author
  • Ian Currie


Ovarian surgery can involve removal of a portion of the ovary (cystectomy), be performed as part of Infertility treatment (ovarian drilling) or alternatively entail removal of the entire ovary for benign or malignant reasons. Surgery on the ovary carries obvious risks of any abdominal procedure but also risks associated with ovarian reserve and function. Avoidance of litigation is possible by adhering to the basic principles of consent and safe surgical practice.


Ovarian drilling Cystectomy Oophorectomy Ovarian reserve Ovarian cysts 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyJessop Wing, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS TrustSheffieldUK
  2. 2.Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS TrustAylesburyUK

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