What does Double Annexectomy consist of?
A double annexectomy involves removing both ovaries to eliminate the production of estrogen (female hormones) and to avoid the risk of long-term malignant generation in an ovary undergoing male hormone therapy and that will no longer be used. Generally, in people who are taking hormones, the two interventions are performed in one, the hysterectomy and the double annexectomy. In this way we eliminate, on the one hand, the risk of the appearance of long-term malignant diseases in the uterus, cervix and ovaries and, on the other hand, the generation of female hormones.
In most cases, hysterectomy and double annexectomy are performed in the same procedure. In the event that the patient has undergone a hysterectomy in the first step and then has decided to take hormones, he should undergo a double annexectomy and it should be performed laparoscopically.