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Adnexa of uterus
Scheme female reproductive system-en.svg
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.)
Latin adnexa uteri

The adnexa of uterus refers to the structures most closely related structurally and functionally to the uterus.



It can be defined in slightly different ways:

Clinical significance

The term "adnexitis" is sometimes used to describe an inflammation of the adnexa.[4] 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.


  1. ^ Worzala, Katherine; Dale Berg (2006). Atlas of adult physical diagnosis. Hagerstwon, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. pp. 66. ISBN 0-7817-4190-4. 
  2. ^ Ramsden, Ian; Philip Welsby (2002). Clinical history taking and examination: an illustrated color text. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone. pp. 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. pp. 222. ISBN 0-7216-4585-2. 
  4. ^ "Adnexitis - Definition and More from Merriam-Webster's Free Medical Dictionary". Retrieved 2010-03-09. 

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