Laparoscopic Management of the Adnexal MassHILGER, WESLEY S. MD; MAGRINA, JAVIER F. MD; MAGTIBAY, PAUL M. MDClinical Obstetrics and Gynecology: September 2006 - Volume 49 - Issue 3 - p 535-548 Original Articles Abstract Author Information Ovarian neoplasms are common in women of all ages. As many as 10% of women in the United States will undergo surgical removal of an adnexal mass sometime in their lifetime. Gynecologic surgeons have pioneered laparoscopic surgery, developing what was originally a diagnostic tool into a safe and effective approach to management of adnexal masses. Accumulating scientific data support the laparoscopic approach to the adnexal mass as the preferred treatment. Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona Correspondence: Paul M. Magtibay, MD, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Mayo Clinic, 13400 East Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, Arizona. E-mails: firstname.lastname@example.org Copyright © 2006 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.