Hysterectomy and OPPortunistic SAlpingectomy (HOPPSA)

  • End date
    Dec 26, 2053
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Göteborg University
Updated on 31 January 2022
cancer of the ovary


HOPPSA is a register based randomized controlled trial (R-RCT), with the objective to examine if opportunistic salpingectomy compared with no salpingectomy, at the time of hysterectomy for a benign reason

  • has no increased risk of complications
  • has no negative side effects on ovarian function and subsequent cardiovascular disease or incidence of fractures
  • implies reduced risk of subsequent ovarian cancer Randomization and follow-up will be conducted within national registers.


High grade serous ovarian cancer, the most fatal subtype, may originate in the fimbriae of the Fallopian tubes. This theory has led to the idea of opportunistic salpingectomy as a way of decreasing the risk of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). HOPPSA is a national register-based RCT, with randomization and follow-up in The Swedish National Quality Register of Gynecological Surgery (Gyn/Op).

HOPPSA aims to study if opportunistic salpingectomy is safe, and if it can reduce the risk of EOC.

PICO P (patients). Women <55 years, undergoing hysterectomy due to a benign reason I (intervention). Bilateral salpingectomy at the time of hysterectomy C (comparison). No salpingectomy O (outcomes). Primary short term: surgical complications reported according to Clavien-Dindo at 8 weeks post-operatively Intermediate term: change in menopausal symptoms from baseline to 1 year, assessed with Menopause Rating Scale Long term: ovarian cancer assessed through the National Cancer Register Recruitment of 4400 patients is estimated to take 4-6 years depending on the participation rate of the Swedish gynecological clinics. Data retrieval from GynOp on short and intermediate term outcomes, requiring smaller sample sizes, will be done at the end of the recruitment period. If these results, ready available when the study recruitment is closed, show that opportunistic salpingectomy does not increase surgical complications and menopausal symptoms, women can be advised to undergo salpingectomy to potentially minimize the future risk of EOC.

Condition Ovarian Cancer, Complication
Treatment Salpingectomy, Salpingectomy
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03045965
SponsorGöteborg University
Last Modified on31 January 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Planned hysterectomy for a benign reason
Age < 55 years at randomization
Willing to be randomized
Vaginal route may be included if the surgeon is confident with performing vaginal salpingectomy

Exclusion Criteria

Previous bilateral oophorectomy and/or salpingectomy
Planned oophorectomy and/or salpingectomy (for reasons such as already diagnosed adnexal tumor, known carrier of the breast cancer susceptibility gene (BRCA) 1/2 mutation or Lynch syndrome (hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer))
Non-understanding of the oral or written study information
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