Atrophy of the ovary

by Emily Goebel, MD FRCPC
June 6, 2022

About this article: This article was created by doctors to help you read and understand your pathology report for atrophy of the ovary. If you have any questions about this article or your pathology report, please contact us.

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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