CMAJ Open 2022 Apr-Jun;10(2):E466-E475. Epub 2022 May 31.
Division of Gynaecologic Oncology (Hanley, Kwon, Huntsman, Finlayson, McAlpine, Miller), Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, and Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (Huntsman), University of British Columbia; Vancouver Coastal Health (Finlayson), Vancouver, BC; Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (Niu, Han, Fung, Bryant, Huntsman, Earle), Toronto, Ont.; Department of Community Health Sciences (Bryant) and Department of Oncology (Bryant), University of Calgary, Calgary, Alta.
Background: Opportunistic salpingectomy (OS) is the removal of fallopian tubes during hysterectomy for benign indications or instead of tubal ligation, for the purpose of preventing ovarian cancer. We determined rates of OS at the time of hysterectomy and tubal sterilization and examined how they changed over the study period.
Methods: Using data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information's Discharge Abstract Database and National Ambulatory Care Reporting System for all Canadian provinces and territories (except Quebec) between the fiscal years 2011 and 2016, we conducted a descriptive analysis of all patients aged 15 years or older who underwent hysterectomy or tubal sterilization. Read More