Adnexa of uterus
|Adnexa of uterus|
Schematic frontal view of female anatomy
Uterus and right broad ligament, seen from behind. (In this orientation, the contents "in front" of the broad ligament are posterior to it.)
The adnexa of uterus (or uterine appendages) refers to the structures most closely related structurally and functionally to the uterus.
It can be defined in slightly different ways:
- One dictionary includes the fallopian tubes, ovaries, and ligaments (without specifying precisely which ligaments are included).
The term adnexal mass is sometimes used when the location of the mass is not yet more precisely known.
- Worzala, Katherine; Dale Berg (2006). Atlas of adult physical diagnosis. Hagerstwon, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. p. 66. ISBN 0-7817-4190-4.
- Ramsden, Ian; Philip Welsby (2002). Clinical history taking and examination: an illustrated color text. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone. p. 65. ISBN 0-443-07088-1.
- 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.
- "uterine appendages" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
- "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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