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Clinical Summary

Removing ovaries before menopause increases parkinsonism risk

Susan London   |   04 November 2022

Takeaway

  • Women undergoing prophylactic bilateral oophorectomy before menopause had an elevated risk for parkinsonism relative to age-matched peers who did not undergo this surgery.

Why this matters

  • Findings support reducing the practice of prophylactic bilateral oophorectomy in premenopausal women who have an average risk for ovarian cancer.

Study design

  • US population-based...

          

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