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Laparoscopic Management of the Adnexal Mass

HILGER, WESLEY S. MD; MAGRINA, JAVIER F. MD; MAGTIBAY, PAUL M. MD

Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology: September 2006 - Volume 49 - Issue 3 - pp 535-548
The Adnexal Mass

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: magtibay.paul@mayo.edu

© 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.