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n. pl. o·o·pho·rec·to·mies
Surgical removal of one or both ovaries. Also called ovariectomy.


n, pl -mies
(Surgery) surgical removal of an ovary or ovarian tumour. Also called: ovariectomy Compare ovariotomy
[C19: from New Latin ōophoron ovary, from Greek ōion egg + phoros bearing, + -ectomy]


(ˌoʊ ə fəˈrɛk tə mi)

n., pl. -mies.
surgical removal of the ovary. Also called ovariectomy.
[1870–75; < New Latin oophor(on) ovary (neuter of Greek ōiophóros egg-bearing; see oo-, -phore) + -ectomy]


Surgery to remove one or both ovaries.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oophorectomy - surgical removal of one of both ovaries
ablation, cutting out, extirpation, excision - surgical removal of a body part or tissue


[ˌəʊəfəˈrektəmɪ] Nooforectomía f, ovariotomía f


n. ooforectomía, excisión parcial o total de un ovario.


n (pl -mies) ovariectomía
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Of 676 women with stage I and II breast cancer who had a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation, 345 underwent bilateral oophorectomy (ovary removal) after the diagnosis of breast cancer and 331 retained both ovaries.
Different theories have been postulated for recurrence of endometriosis in women who have undergone surgical menopause, such as ovarian remnant syndrome (ORS), wherein part of the ovarian tissue has been left behind after bilateral oophorectomy which continues to produce hormone and stimulate the ectopic endometrial implant.
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