A bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (BSO) is the surgical removal of both ovaries and both fallopian tubes. This procedure may be performed as an open surgery or a laparoscopic procedure. A salpingo-oophorectomy may also be performed as a prophylactic procedure to reduce the risk of ovarian and breast cancers. Learn more about salpingo-oopherectomies.
Breast cancer risk by up to 50 percent in premenopausal women. As an example, if a woman with a high risk of breast cancer had a 60 percent chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in her lifetime, bilateral oophorectomy could reduce her risk to 30 percent.
Jun 20, · The role of oophorectomy in the treatment of breast cancer is known for over years. Thomas William Nunn was the first to report a relationship between ovarian function and breast cancer when he described regression of breast cancer in a woman 6 months after she attained menopause.
Jul 29, · Although single-incision laparoscopic surgery made an appearance on the surgical scene only recently, it is being increasingly applied in the treatment of a variety of disorders. We report single-incision bilateral laparoscopic oophorectomy and salpingooophorectomy performed in .