Oophorectomy means surgical removal of an ovary.  A bilateral oophorectomy means removal of both ovaries.

Bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy means the surgical removal of both fallopian tubes and ovaries


  1. American Cancer Society. www.cancer.org.
  2. eMedicineHealth. Ovarian cancer>treatment. www.emedicinehealth.com/ovarian_cancer/page6_em.htm.
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