The risk of venous thrombosis (VT) among postmenopausal women was not impacted substantially by prior hysterectomy, with or without bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (BSO). This according to a study of incident VT cases (n=1,623) and matched controls that had not experienced a prior VT (n=4,480). Researchers found:
• There was no greater VT risk in women with prior hysterectomy without BSO, whether they were (aOR=0.80) or were not (aOR=1.09) using hormone therapy (HT), compared to women with an intact uterus who were not using HT.
• Women with prior hysterectomy and BSO who were using HT were not at greater VT risk (OR=1.00), but there was evidence of a 25% greater risk associated with prior hysterectomy with BSO and no current HT use.
Citation: Harrington LB, Weiss NS, Wiggins KL, et al. Prior hysterectomy and oophorectomy and incident venous thrombosis risk among postmenopausal women: a population-based, case-control study. [Published online ahead of print January 6, 2016]. Menopause. doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000000591.
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