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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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At the Pelvic Anatomy and Gynecologic Surgery Symposium, she highlighted a 2009 study of nearly 30,000 nurses who'd undergone hysterectomy for benign disease, about which the authors wrote that, "compared with ovarian conservation, bilateral oophorectomy at the time of hysterectomy for benign disease is associated with a decreased risk of breast and ovarian cancer but an increased risk of all-cause mortality, fatal and nonfatal coronary heart disease, and lung cancer." No age group gained a survival benefit from oophorectomy (Obstet Gynecol.
A year later, she underwent an oophorectomy. Two years later, the patient reported blood in her urine and underwent a computed tomography scan, which revealed an obstructed left ureter that had caused injury to the left kidney.
In fertility-sparing surgery, unilateral oophorectomy is performed if there is no capsular invasion or metastasis.
Nevertheless, as shown in the table, ovarian myxoma has traditionally been removed through unilateral oophorectomy even in women at the reproductive age (n=8/8).
A case of FP was reported using mature oocyte vitrification after controlled ovarian hyperstimulation, in a patient with her left ovary affected by a multilocular cystic tumor suspected as a teratoma, with a previous contralateral oophorectomy, where a conservative attitude was rejected and where follicles were difficult to recognize from other cysts present in the tumor.
A new study suggests that women with higher ACE scores are more likely to choose to have both ovaries removed as part of a hysterectomy (called a "bilateral oophorectomy").
The physicians will perform various surgeries such as circumcision, harelip repair, breast-lumpectomy, biopsy, simple mastectomy, herniorrhaphy, hysterectomy-myomectomy, oophorectomy, appendectomy, colon resection with end to end anastomosis, amputation for gangrene, thyroidectomy, lysis adhesions, colostomy, cesarean section and tubal ligation.
Women who had had their endometriosis treated by hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) or oophorectomy (removal of the ovaries) had a higher risk of CHD than women who did not receive these procedures.
Given the high oncogenic potential of the disease, bilateral oophorectomy should be seriously taken into account in this condition as a prophylactic and therapeutic treatment.[sup][1],[2],[3] These patients could have a normal life expectancy, provided that they have undergone bilateral gonadectomy without malignant change.
"It is possible that the observed increased risk associated with surgical menopause from hysterectomy/ oophorectomy among women with endometriosis started to diminish with age partially because nearly every woman had reached menopause by the age of 55 years."
The Role of prophylactic oophorectomy in the management of hereditary breast & ovarian cancer syndrome, Hysterectomy, Dr.