Ovarian cancer is a common gynecologic malignancy with a poor prognosis and a lack of screening for women at average risk. Focus has therefore shifted toward strategies for risk-reducing surgery to prevent the development of ovarian cancer. This Practice Pearl describes the evidence supporting opportunistic salpingectomy at the time of hysterectomy or tubal sterilization as a strategy to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer, the risks and benefits associated with the procedure, and the methods used.
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado.
Received 12 June, 2019
Online date: August 23, 2019