Definition: A mass, growth or lump next to the uterus, most commonly arising from the ovary or fallopian tube.
These masses are usually benign, but can be cancerous.
Pronunciation: ad-NEK-suhl mass
Also Known As: ovarian mass, pelvic mass
Common Misspellings: adenexal mass
Examples:On routine pelvic examination, the gynecologist felt an adnexal mass. On ultrasound it looked like it came from the ovary, but could be from the fallopian tube.