The History of Total Abdominal Hysterectomy-Bilateral Salpingo-oophorectomy (TAH-BSO) is not common in women with Parkinson's Disease

Total Abdominal Hysterectomy-Bilateral Salpingo-oophorectomy (TAH-BSO) and Parkinson's Disease


  • Bahar Say Özel Etimed Hastanesi
  • Yasemin Ünal Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University Faculty of Medicine
  • Muhittin Cenk Akbostancı Ankara University Faculty of Medicine


Objective: The estrogen in women is a protective factor against the Parkinson’s disease (PD). It was aimed to investigate the frequency of total abdominal hysterectomy-bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (TAH-BSO) history causing withdrawal estrogen in patients with PD in this study.

Methods: The electronic records of the Movement Disorders Unit of the Neurology Department were reviewed. Female patients with PD were selected and compared with age-matched controls without movement disorders. The patients were divided into two groups (<45 years and ≥45 years) according to their age at TAH-BSO to investigate the effect of premature estrogen withdrawal. Characteristics of PD were evaluated in these two groups.

Results: 675 patients and 125 controls were included. The frequency of TAH+BSO was found higher in the patients with PD (15.3%) than controls (12%) but it was not significantly (p=0.34). Age of symptom onset, disease severity and daily levodopa dose were not different in patients (n=30) with age at TAH-BSO <45 years compared with the patients (n=73) with those ≥45 years at TAH-BSO. Risk of PD was found to be slightly increased in patients aged <40 years at the time of surgery (OR=1.94, 95% CI: 0.19-19.59, p=0.57) compared with those aged 40-44 years (OR=0.39, 95% CI: 0.10-1.49, p=0.17) and >45 years (OR=1.58, 95% CI: 0.32-7.80, p=0.57).

Conclusion: The frequency of TAH-BSO history in patients with PD is not common. Risk of PD may slightly increased in patients aged <40 years of TAH-BSO surgery. Age of TAH-BSO did not affect the analyzed clinical parameters of PD in this series.

Author Biographies

Bahar Say, Özel Etimed Hastanesi


Yasemin Ünal, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University Faculty of Medicine

Department of Neurology

Muhittin Cenk Akbostancı, Ankara University Faculty of Medicine

Neurology Department


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Say, B., Ünal, Y., & Akbostancı, M. C. . (2021). The History of Total Abdominal Hysterectomy-Bilateral Salpingo-oophorectomy (TAH-BSO) is not common in women with Parkinson’s Disease: Total Abdominal Hysterectomy-Bilateral Salpingo-oophorectomy (TAH-BSO) and Parkinson’s Disease. Gazi Medical Journal, 32(2). Retrieved from



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