Atrophy of the ovary

by Emily Goebel, MD FRCPC
June 6, 2022

What is atrophy of the ovary?

Atrophy of the ovary is a normal part of the aging process and a non-cancerous change. Atrophy can be seen around the time or after a woman has reached menopause. When examined under the microscope, no developing ova (eggs) are seen and there is less stroma compared to the ovary of a reproductive-age woman. As a result, the ovary is smaller and ovulation stops.              

Normal ovary

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