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Risk-Reducing Salpingectomy as Preventative Strategy for Pelvic Serous Cancer

Anderson, Charles K. MD; Wallace, Shannon MD; Guiahi, Maryam MD; Sheeder, Jeanelle PhD; Behbakht, Kian MD; Spillman, Monique A. MD, PhD

International Journal of Gynecological Cancer: March 2013 - Volume 23 - Issue 3 - p 417–421
doi: 10.1097/IGC.0b013e3182849dba
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Abstract: The systemic failure to detect early-stage ovarian cancer may be attributed to a significant amount of pelvic serous cancers arising from the fallopian tube rather than the ovarian surface epithelium. This article reviews the possibility of applying risk-reducing salpingectomy as a new paradigm for the prevention of pelvic serous cancer in both high- and low-risk women.

Division of Gynecologic Oncology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, CO.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Charles Anderson, MD, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Campus Box B198-4, 12631 E 17th Ave, PO Box 6511, Aurora, CO 80045. E-mail: Charles.anderson@ucdenver.edu.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Received September 11, 2012

Accepted December 23, 2012

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