Ovarian transposition

Definition of ovarian transposition

ovarian transposition

(oh-VAYR-ee-un tranz-poh-ZIH-shun)
A procedure used to help keep a woman fertile by preventing damage to the ovaries during radiation therapy. Before radiation therapy begins, one or both ovaries and fallopian tubes are separated from the uterus and attached to the wall of the abdomen away from where the radiation will be given. Ovarian transposition may be useful for women who want to have children after having radiation therapy that can cause infertility. It is a type of fertility preservation. Also called oophoropexy.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms