Options in Prophylactic Surgery to Prevent Ovarian Cancer in High-Risk Women: How New Hypotheses of Fallopian Tube Origin Influence Recommendations

Gynecologic Cancers (RJ Morgan, Section Editor)

DOI: 10.1007/s11864-016-0396-2

Cite this article as:
Swanson, C.L. & Bakkum-Gamez, J.N. Curr. Treat. Options in Oncol. (2016) 17: 20. doi:10.1007/s11864-016-0396-2
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  1. Topical Collection on Gynecologic Cancers

Opinion statement

In women at increased risk of developing ovarian cancer, risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy is the only intervention that has been shown to decrease mortality from ovarian cancer and is the standard of care for risk reduction. Prophylactic salpingectomy with delayed oophorectomy should be considered in high-risk premenopausal women in the setting of a clinical trial.


Salpingectomy Oophorectomy BRCA Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome Ovarian cancer Fimbriectomy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic SurgeryMayo ClinicRochesterUSA

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