(Abstracted from Am J Obstet Gynecol 2019;220:85.e1–85.e10)
Recent studies have suggested that the fallopian tubes may play a critical role in the pathogenesis of various types of ovarian cancer. These findings have led to an increase in opportunistic salpingectomies when performing hysterectomy as a preventive measure for ovarian cancer.
Department of Clinical Sciences, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Umeå University, Umeå (E.C., A.I.); Institute of Clinical Sciences, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg (A.S.); and Epidemiology and Global Health Unit, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University, Umeå (G.G.), Sweden