What is Salpingo-oophorectomy?

Category: Surgeries


Salpingo-oophorectomy is the surgical removal of an ovary together with the fallopian tube. It is called Bilateral Salpingo-oophorectomy when both fallopian tubes and ovaries are removed in the same procedure.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Ovarian cancer 8 1
Endometrial cancer 4 1
Ovarian cyst 4 0
Endometriosis 2 1
Uterine cancer 2 0
Abdominal adhesions 1 0

Show all 10 reasons taken

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Salpingo-oophorectomy

Side effect Patients


Stopped having Salpingo-oophorectomy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 24
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Salpingo-oophorectomy.