Salpingectomy uncommon with vaginal hysterectomy

Australian research suggests surgical approach determines whether the procedure is performed

Women undergoing vaginal hysterectomy for a non-cancerous condition are unlikely to have concomitant salpingectomy, despite guidelines recommending it should be considered, an Australian study suggests.

Surgeons

However, the procedure is performed prophylactically in most women who have a total laparoscopic, abdominal, or a laparoscopic-assisted vaginal procedure, the authors report in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

According to RANZCOG's guidelines, consideration should be given to bilateral

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