Laparoscopic oophorectomy

H. Reich, D. A. Johns, G. Davis, M. P. Diamond

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Oophorectomies were performed on 312 women as part of an operative laparoscopic procedure over an eight-year period. The average age of the women was 40.4 ± 0.6 (SEM) years; 36.5% had previously undergone a hysterectomy. The median operating time was 120 minutes. The length of hospitalization was less than 24 hours in 77.6% of women, between 24 and 48 hours in 15.1% and over 48 hours in 7.4%. Intraoperative and/or postoperative complications occurred in 12 women (3.8%). Estimated blood loss greater than 300 mL occurred in two women. The most frequent diagnoses were endometriosis/endometrioma, functional cysts and normal ovarian tissue (usually from ovaries enmeshed in adhesions); two ovaries demonstrated borderline malignant potential. Laparoscopic oophorectomy is acceptable under appropriate conditions. Further studies are necessary to provide criteria for accurate differentiation of benign from malignant ovarian enlargement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)497-501
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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