What is Bilateral salpingo oophorectomy (BSO)?

Category: Procedures


Generic name: Oophorectomy

A bilateral salpingo oophorectomy (BSO) is a type of oophorectomy (removal of the ovaries). During BSO surgery, the both ovaries and fallopian tubes are removed. Oophorectomies are most often performed to treat or prevent diseases such as ovarian cysts or cancer, as are hysterectomies.

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Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Endometriosis 6 0
Ovarian cancer 3 1
Adenomyosis 1 0
Benign ovarian tumor 1 0
Cancer worries 1 0
Cervical cancer 1 0

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Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Bilateral salpingo oophorectomy (BSO)

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