Objectives. To evaluate the attitudes of Italian gynecologists towards prophylactic oophorectomy in women who underwent hysterectomy for benign conditions. Methods. A postal questionnaire was sent to 490 physicians in charge in 42 obstetric and gynecologic centres affiliated to the Association of Italian Obstetrics and Gynecologists. Results. About 80% of gynecologists perform prophylactic oophorectomy for women aged more than 50, but this percentage decreases to 50% for patients aged 45-50. Most gynecologists avoid prophylactic oophorectomy in women aged less than 40. Conclusions. This study confirms the wide variability in attitudes of gynecologists towards prophylactic oophorectomy in women aged 40-50 who undergo hysterectomy for benign conditions.
Attitudes and clinical practice of Italian gynecologists towards prophylactic oophorectomy during hysterectomy for benign conditions / R. Mezzopane, E.D. Ricci, L. Chatenoud, A. Cisternino, A. Chiantera, F. Parazzini. - In: MATURITAS. - ISSN 0378-5122. - 24:3(1996 Jul), pp. 157-159.
|Titolo:||Attitudes and clinical practice of Italian gynecologists towards prophylactic oophorectomy during hysterectomy for benign conditions|
RICCI, ELENA DELFINA (Secondo)
PARAZZINI, FABIO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Attitudes; Clinical practice; Oophorectomy|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/40 - Ginecologia e Ostetricia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||lug-1996|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0378-5122(96)01030-4|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|