During bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, the ovaries and both fallopian tubes are removed.
Also Known As:
- Bilateral fallopian tube and ovary removal
- Fallopian tube surgery
- Fallopian tube removal
- Ovary surgery
- Ovarian surgery
Conditions Treated with Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy:
Bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy may be utilized in order to treat ovarian cancer, fallopian tube cancer, ovarian cysts, a fallopian tube infection and ectopic pregnancy.
An ectopic pregnancy may resolve on its own without the need for bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. As a surgical alternative to the procedure, it may be performed with the laparoscopic method.
Anesthesia with Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy:
Bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Potential Complications from Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy:
Possible risks following bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience an incisional hernia.
Prognosis after Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy:
The prognosis for a positive end result following bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy is good for the majority of women. However, the patient will be infertile following the procedure and may need to take hormone replacement drugs to manage menopause-related symptoms.
Recovery from Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy:
The total recovery time for bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy is four to six weeks.