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Indications for Oophorectomy and Adnexectomy

  • William H. ParkerEmail author


Oophorectomy is associated with decreased long-term health outcomes and ovarian conservation should be considered in many woman having pelvic surgery. Oophorectomy is indicated for women with an adnexal mass that is suspicious for malignancy or for a mass that increases in size or complexity when monitored with serial sonography. Adnexal torsion can usually be treated with de-torsion rather than adnexectomy. Oophorectomy decreases the likelihood of repeat surgery in women with severe, symptomatic endometriosis.


Oophorectomy Adnexectomy Salpingo-oophorectomy Ovarian conservation Torsion Adnexal mass 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Obstetrics and GynecologyUCLA School of MedicineSanta MonicaUSA

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