Ovarian surgery can involve removal of a portion of the ovary (cystectomy), be performed as part of Infertility treatment (ovarian drilling) or alternatively entail removal of the entire ovary for benign or malignant reasons. Surgery on the ovary carries obvious risks of any abdominal procedure but also risks associated with ovarian reserve and function. Avoidance of litigation is possible by adhering to the basic principles of consent and safe surgical practice.
KeywordsOvarian drilling Cystectomy Oophorectomy Ovarian reserve Ovarian cysts
- 1.Farquhar C, Rishworth JR, Brown J, Nelen WL, Marjoribanks J. Assisted reproductive technology: an overview of Cochrane Reviews. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015;7:CD010537.Google Scholar
- 4.Younis JS, Naoum I, Salem N, Perlitz Y, Izhaki I. The impact of unilateral oophorectomy on ovarian reserve in assisted reproduction: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BJOG. 2017.Google Scholar