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Adnexa of uterus

Adnexa of uterus
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Schematic frontal view of female anatomy
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Uterus and right broad ligament, seen from behind. (In this orientation, the contents "in front" of the broad ligament are posterior to it.)
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Latin adnexa uteri
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Anatomical terminology

The adnexa of uterus (or uterine appendages) are the structures most closely related structurally and functionally to the uterus.

Terminology

It can be defined in slightly different ways:

Clinical significance

The term "adnexitis" is sometimes used to describe an inflammation of the adnexa.[5] In this context, it replaces the terms oophoritis and salpingitis.

The term adnexal mass is sometimes used when the location of the mass is not yet more precisely known.

63% of ectopic pregnancies present with an adnexal mass. Depending on the size of the mass, it could be a medical emergency.

Term "Adnexectomy" in Gynaecology is often used for Salpingo-Oophorectomy (removal of both: fallopian tubes and ovaries).

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References

  1. ^ Worzala, Katherine; Dale Berg (2006). Atlas of adult physical diagnosis. Hagerstwon, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. p. 66. ISBN 0-7817-4190-4. 
  2. ^ Ramsden, Ian; Philip Welsby (2002). Clinical history taking and examination: an illustrated color text. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone. p. 65. ISBN 0-443-07088-1. 
  3. ^ Reva Arnez Curry; Tempkin, Betty Bates (1995). Ultrasonography: an introduction to normal structure and functional anatomy. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Co. p. 222. ISBN 0-7216-4585-2. 
  4. ^ "uterine appendages" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
  5. ^ "Adnexitis - Definition and More from Merriam-Webster's Free Medical Dictionary". Archived from the original on 21 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-09. 

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