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Adnexal Mass

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Updated May 07, 2014

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.

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