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Revista chilena de obstetricia y ginecología

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BUSQUETS C, Maritza; CASTRO S, Daniela; ECHEVERRIA P, Bárbara  and  LAILHACAR F, Yván. ¿Debemos seguir haciendo salpingoooforectomía como profilaxis de cáncer de ovario?. Rev. chil. obstet. ginecol. [online]. 2012, vol.77, n.6, pp.465-470. ISSN 0717-7526.

The age to perform prophylactic oophorectomy at the time of hysterectomy for benign conditions is being actually discussed. Two population based cohorts studies and one prospective observational study evaluate cardiovascular disease and ovarian cancer with a history of oophorectomy. Some conclusions can be drawn. Until 50 years or premenopausal women, ovarian conservation should be the norm, between 51 and 65 there are no clear indications for removal and in older than 65 no negative effects have been described.

Keywords : Hysterectomy; bilateral salpingoophorectomy; surgical menopause; ovarian cancer; cardiovascular diseases.

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