Overview

Adnexal tumors are growths that form on the organs and connective tissues around the uterus. 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.

Clinical trials

Explore Mayo Clinic studies testing new treatments, interventions and tests as a means to prevent, detect, treat or manage this disease.

Adnexal tumors care at Mayo Clinic

Oct. 02, 2019
References
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