Biopsies and wedge resections of the ovary are infrequently performed procedures that are used primarily for the evaluation of infertility. Biopsies should be measured, briefly described as to color and texture, and submitted in their entirety. Wedge resections should also be weighed and evaluated for capsule thickening, “powder burns” of endometriosis, subcortical cysts, and yellow stromal nodularity indicating hyperthecosis. Sections should be taken perpendicular to the ovarian surface to demonstrate the relationship of the capsule, cortex, and medulla.
KeywordsOvarian Tumor Fallopian Tube Ectopic Pregnancy Wedge Resection Dermoid Cyst
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