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Oophorectomy

Side Effects of Oophorectomy

While oophorectomy is a relative safe procedure, like all surgeries it does carry some potential for complications. The most common risks—some of which are common to all surgeries—include:

  • Bleeding and infection
  • Damage to nearby organs
  • The rupture of a tumor, which has the potential to spread cancerous cells elsewhere in the body
  • Ovarian remnant syndrome, or the retention of ovary tissue after a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy resulting in pelvic pain or a pelvic mass. 

Locations for Oophorectomy