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Patient focus: hysterectomy surgery protocols

Added: Tuesday 28 February 2012

Why is it standard practice to remove the ovaries at the time of hysterectomy for benign conditions? Does it really prevent death from ovarian carcinoma? This article is written by the first person to both undergo this procedure and write a scientific analysis of it. Christine A Larson argues that bilateral oophorectomy should not be standard practice during hysterectomy for benign conditions.