Salpingectomy uncommon with vaginal hysterectomy

Australian research suggests surgical approach determines whether the procedure is performed
Clare Pain

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.

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.