Oct 1, 1977

The residual adnexa--asset or liability?

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
M I FuntJ D Thompson

Abstract

Nine hundred and twenty-two patients who had one or both adnexa conserved at the time of abdominal hysterectomy for benign diseases are presented. Thirteen patients (1.4%) have required subsequent re-exploration for adnexal pathology. Corpus luteum cysts were found in 10 (77%) of these patients. The primary pathology was found in the Fallopian tube in five patients (38%). No patient was found to have an ovarian malignancy in the short period of follow-up. Conservation of ovarian function is recommended in patients who have not undergone menopause.

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Ovarian Diseases
Fallopian Tube Diseases
Fallopian Tubes
Corpus Luteum Cyst
Ovarian Neoplasm
Menopause
Hysterectomy
Primary Malignant Neoplasm
Abdomen
Ovarian Cysts

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