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Accessory or adjoining anatomical parts, as ovaries and fallopian tubes in relation to the uterus.

[Latin, neuter pl. of adnexus, past participle of adnectere, to bind to; see annex.]

ad·nex′al adj.
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Adnexal masses are frequent findings in pelvic and abdominal imaging studies, such as those conducted with ultrasonography (US), computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (1).
With the increasing use of ultrasound as a standard examination in the first trimester, more incidental adnexal masses are detected.
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(1) Therefore, only approximately 1 in 10 women in the United States who have surgery for adnexal masses have an underlying malignancy.
Pelvic magnetic resonance imaging was performed, and a cystic lesion (65 x 4 cm) in the right adnexal region that was hyperintense on T2-AG and hypointense on T1-AG was observed (Figure la).
The proportion of hysterectomies involving removal of adnexal structures increased significantly over the study period in the younger age group for each route of hysterectomy (Figure 6): by 623% in VH (from 2.2 to 15.9%, p < 0.005); by 44% in AH (from 46.6% to 66.9%, p = 0.09); and by 50% in LH (from 34.2% to 84.5%, p = 0.012).
Adhesions detected during laparoscopy had been classified according to the locality into (1) adnexal adhesions, which were shown partially or totally covering the tube or ovary, or both; adnexal adhesions might interfere with the free fimbrio-ovarian movement or lead to fimbrial agglutination and fimbrial block, and (2) nonadnexal adhesions, which were shown between the uterus and bladder anteriorly, or the colon posteriorly, or fixing the fundus to the abdominal wall.
The fallopian tube often twists along with the ovary; this is referred to as adnexal torsion.
Adnexal torsion of a cyst as small as 2 cm has not been reported before.