Periovarian adhesions

by Emily Goebel MD FRCPC
May 11, 2023

What are periovarian adhesions?

Periovarian adhesions are thin strips of non-cancerous tissue attached to the outer surface of the ovary. They are commonly seen when the ovary is examined under the microscope. A periovarian adhesion is a type of scar. It is made up of a type of connective tissue that pathologists describe as fibrotic or fibrous.

What causes periovarian adhesions?

Adhesions can be caused by a number of different conditions including endometriosis, infections, or previous abdominal or pelvic surgery.

What are the symptoms of periovarian adhesions?

For most patients, periovarian adhesions will not cause any symptoms and the condition is only discovered when the ovary, fallopian tube, or uterus is examined for other reasons.

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