Of 676 women with stage I and II breast cancer who had a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation, 345 underwent bilateral oophorectomy
(ovary removal) after the diagnosis of breast cancer and 331 retained both ovaries.
ORLANDO -- At the time of benign hysterectomy, 44% of premenopausal women underwent bilateral oophorectomy
or salpingo-oophorectomy although approximately half of these procedures were performed in women with histologically normal ovaries, according to data presented at the annual scientific meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons.
having no menses for ≥ 1 year without an alternative medical cause) or surgically sterile because of bilateral tubal ligation, bilateral oophorectomy
, or hysterectomy
3] Post-menopausal women were defined as women who had not presented with a spontaneous menstrual period for more than one year or who had a bilateral oophorectomy
Her past medical history was significant for total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral oophorectomy
for ovarian cancer.
Prophylactic bilateral oophorectomy
is a widely accepted procedure to reduce the risks of breast and ovarian cancer in BRCA mutation carriers.
Using the NHANES III data, we set out to measure bone mineral density in women who'd had a bilateral oophorectomy
compared with women with intact ovaries," said McCarthy.
, even if it is done after menopause, results in significant decreases in testosterone levels.
Those who had undergone bilateral oophorectomy
, were less than 55 yr of age had baseline thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) values within the normal range and were willing to comply with the protocol were included in the study.
Women who reported not having a menstrual period in the preceding 12 months unless due to "medical conditions/treatments" or who reported having a hysterectomy and/ or bilateral oophorectomy
were considered postmenopausal.
She had a recent history of multiple falls, decreased energy, and increased somnolence and had undergone a hysterectomy and bilateral oophorectomy
2 months prior to presentation for severe menorrhagia secondary to uterine fibroids and adenomyosis.
It was not clear whether bilateral oophorectomy
affected the outcome, as this effect was based on only a few studies from the same group and some observational studies show negative effects on cognition in surgical menopausal women treated with hormones for more than 10 years.