Adnexal tumors are growths that form on the organs and connective tissues around the uterus in women. Adnexal tumors are most often noncancerous (benign), but they can be cancerous (malignant).

Adnexal tumors occur in the:

  • Ovaries
  • Fallopian tubes
  • Connective tissue around the ovaries or fallopian tubes

Diagnosis of adnexal tumors involves a careful physical exam, imaging tests and, sometimes, surgery. Treatment for adnexal tumors depends on the specific location and types of cells involved.

Feb. 27, 2014