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Hysterectomy With or Without Removal of Ovaries
Kulkarni, M; Rogers, RG
The Female Patient. 2010;35(8):16-22

Clinical Scenario: A 48-year-old G2P2 woman diagnosed with symptomatic fibroid uterus decides to undergo hysterectomy to treat her menorrhagia. She has normal-appearing ovaries on ultrasound and no family history of malignancy. At her preoperative visit, she inquires about her ovaries. Should she leave them in or take them out? She is asking for your advice on what she should do.


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