Reassessing hysterectomy.

Elizabeth A. Stewart, Lynne T. Shuster, Walter A. Rocca

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Hysterectomy is widely used for treating a variety of gynecologic conditions. Most hysterectomies are elective and are performed to treat benign indications for which there are other effective alternatives. Observational studies are increasingly highlighting the effects of hysterectomy and concomitant oophorectomy on a variety of long-term health outcomes including fracture risk, pelvic floor dysfunction, all-cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, and neurologic function. Individualizing therapy and discussing appropriate alternatives to hysterectomy is an important responsibility for all health care providers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)36-39
Number of pages4
JournalMinnesota medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2012

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  • Medicine(all)


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