Endometrial and ovarian cancer risk-reducing surgery in women with lynch syndrome

Kathleen M. Schmeler, Henry T. Lynch

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Lynch syndrome, aged 35 years or older, who have completed child-bearing. l If a woman with Lynch syndrome is undergoing surgery for colorectal carcinoma, consideration should be made for the concurrent performance of a hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. l Women with Lynch syndrome undergoing prophylactic hysterectomy may have an occult malignancy; therefore, preoperative endometrial biopsy and CA-125 should be considered. l Patients undergoing prophylactic hysterectomy for Lynch syndrome should have an intraoperative evaluation of the uterus and ovaries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHereditary Gynecologic Cancer
Subtitle of host publicationRisk, Prevention and Management
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781420052886
ISBN (Print)142005287X, 9781420052879
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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