Proponents of Ovariectomy (OVE) claim the procedure may create less morbidity than OVH, with no difference in long-term complication rates.
One review comparing the procedures found no difference in the rates of endometritis, pyometra, uterine neoplasia, or urinary incontinence following the two procedures.
At this point, definitive evidence supporting OVH or OVE as the superior procedure is lacking. However, there is evidence supporting OVE as a reasonable equivalent to OVH.
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December 14, 2011 • 1:19 am
An ovariohysterectomy (OHE) is what we think of as a traditional spay where both ovaries and the uterus down to about the level of the cervix is removed.
An ovariectomy (OE) is simply the removal of both ovaries while leaving the uterus in place.
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