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Ovary and Fallopian Tube

  • Ralph H. Hruban
  • William H. Westra
  • Timothy H. Phelps
  • Christina Isacson

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Ovarian Tumor Fallopian Tube Ectopic Pregnancy Wedge Resection Dermoid Cyst 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ralph H. Hruban
    • 1
  • William H. Westra
    • 1
  • Timothy H. Phelps
    • 2
  • Christina Isacson
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Pathology Meyer 7-181The Johns Hopkins HospitalBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Department of Art as Applied to Medicine, School of MedicineThe Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.Department of PathologyVirginia Mason Medical CenterSeattleUSA

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