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Adnexal Mass


Updated June 25, 2008

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
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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