Prophylactic oophorectomy in premenopausal women and long-term health.

@article{Shuster2008ProphylacticOI,
  title={Prophylactic oophorectomy in premenopausal women and long-term health.},
  author={Lynne T. Shuster and Bobbie S. Gostout and Brandon R. Grossardt and Walter A. Rocca},
  journal={Menopause international},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={111-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To review the data on long-term outcomes in women who underwent prophylactic bilateral oophorectomy, a common surgical procedure that has more than doubled in frequency since the 1960s. STUDY DESIGN Literature review of the published data on the consequences of prophylactic bilateral oophorectomy. Special emphasis was given to the Mayo Clinic Cohort Study of Oophorectomy and Aging. Main outcome measures Overall mortality, cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment and dementia… CONTINUE READING
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