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Operative removal of an ovary and the corresponding oviduct.
[ovario- + salpingectomy]


Etymology: Gk, oophoron + salpinx, tube, ektomē, excision
the surgical removal of one or both ovaries and the corresponding fallopian tubes, performed to remove a cyst or tumor, excise an abscess, or treat endometriosis. A bilateral procedure causes sterility and induces menopause, unless a malignancy is present; estrogen therapy may be started to relieve the unpleasant side effects of the abrupt onset of menopause.


The surgical removal of one or both ovaries, along with the corresponding uterine tube(s).
[oophoro- + salpingo- + G. ektomē, excision]


(o-of?o-ro-sal-pin-jek'to-me) [? + salpinx, tube, + ektome, excision] Salpingo-oophorectomy. Synonym: ovariosalpingectomy