No. 344-Opportunistic Salpingectomy and Other Methods of Risk Reduction for Ovarian / Fallopian Tube / Peritoneal Cancer in the General Population

This is a clinical practice guideline for women who have both completed childbearing and are undergoing a gynecologic procedure (e.g., hysterectomy) with the intention of leaving the ovaries in situ. The guideline provides recommendations on the use of opportunistic salpingectomy in these patients, for the prevention of high grade serous cancers (HGSC) of the ovary, fallopian tube, and peritoneum. Other risk factors for developing HGSC are also discussed, including the use of oral contraceptives, the use of talcum powder, and the role played by diet and obesity.