Adnexal mass

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Adnexal mass
Classification and external resources
ICD-9620.9 789.3 625.8
 
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Adnexal mass
Classification and external resources
ICD-9620.9 789.3 625.8

An adnexal mass is a lump in tissue of the adnexa of uterus, usually in the ovary or fallopian tube. Adnexal masses can be benign or cancerous.

Causes[edit]

In premenopausal women, adnexal masses include ovarian cysts, ectopic (tubal) pregnancies, benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous) tumors, endometriomas, polycystic ovaries, and tubo-ovarian abscess. Most common causes for adnexal masses in premenopausal women are follicular cysts and corpus luteum cysts.

Other masses include endometriomas, polycystic ovaries, tubo-ovarian abscesses and benign neoplasms.

In postmenopausal women, adnexal masses may be caused by cancer, fibroids, fibromas, diverticular abscess.

Treatment[edit]

Removal is sometimes referred to as "adnexectomy".[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Magrina JF, Espada M, Munoz R, Noble BN, Kho RM (September 2009). "Robotic adnexectomy compared with laparoscopy for adnexal mass". Obstet Gynecol 114 (3): 581–4. doi:10.1097/AOG.0b013e3181b05d97. PMID 19701038. 

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the U.S. National Cancer Institute document "Dictionary of Cancer Terms".