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adnexa

 [ad-nek´sah] (L.)
appendages; accessory organs, as of the eye (adnex´a oc´uli) or uterus (adnex´a u´teri). adj., adj adnex´al.

accessory structures

[TA]
parts accessory to the main organ or structure.
Synonym(s): accessory organs (1) , adnexa, annexa

adnexa

/ad·nexa/ (ad-nek´sah) [L., pl.] appendages or accessory structures of an organ, as the appendages of the eye (a. o´culi), including the eyelids and lacrimal apparatus, or of the uterus (a. u´teri), including the uterine tubes and ligaments and ovaries.

adnexa

(ăd-nĕk′sə)
pl.n.
Accessory or adjoining anatomical parts, as ovaries and fallopian tubes in relation to the uterus.

ad·nex′al adj.

adnexa

[adnek′sa] sing. adnexus
Etymology: L, adnectere, to tie together
tissue or structures in the body adjacent to or near another, related structure. The ovaries and the fallopian tubes are adnexa of the uterus. Also called annexa. adnexal, adj.

adnexa

Ancillary structures to main structure. Among health professionals, adnexa usually refers to the fallopian tubes, broad and round uterine ligaments and the ovaries, considered together. Other adnexae in the body include those of the skin (which are more commonly called skin adnexae and include the sweat and apocrine glands, hair and nails) and the eye (which include the eyelids, lacrimal apparatus and orbital tissue), for which the phrase accessory visual structures is more commonly used.

Adnexa

Appendage, ancillary part.
(1) Ovaries, fallopian tubes, associated uterine ligaments—broad, round.
(2) The ancillary glands and structures of the skin—e.g., hair follicles, sebaceous glands.

ad·nex·a

(ad-nek'să)
Parts accessory to an organ or structure, especially the uterus.
See also: appendage
Synonym(s): annexa.
[L. connected parts]

adnexa

Adjoining parts of the body. The adnexa of the eyes are the lacrimal glands, the eyelids, and the lacrimal drainage system. The uterine adnexa are the FALLOPIAN TUBES and the OVARIES. The term is derived from the Latin annexere , to tie on.

adnexa

skin appendages, e.g. hair, sweat glands, hair follicles

adnexa (adnek´sə),

n the conjoined anatomic parts, or tissues adjacent to or contained within a nearby space.

adnexa

[L.] appendages; accessory organs, as of the eye (adnexa oculi), uterus (adnexa uteri) or epidermal appendages, e.g. hair, sweat glands, sebaceous glands and claws or nails.
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Physical examination revealed: Acute abdomen and vaginal tact with pelvic neck pain, normal size uterus, sensation of mass in right adnexa, qualitative HCG positive and transvaginal pelvic ultrasound showed intrauterine pregnancy with gestational age of eight weeks six days, also enlarged right adnexa with increased vascular flow, not ruling out ectopic pregnancy, free fluid in cul-de-sac.
Melanocytes grow along skin adnexa and neurovascular bundles without destroying them (Figure 4).
New to the third edition of this textbook is extensive revision and updating to reflect the changes in the field, with substantial revision in the chapters on tumors of the hepatobiliary system, the female reproductive tract, the hematopoietic system, and the eye and its adnexa.
Concurrently, the left adnexa were visualized in this study and were reported as normal without evidence of mass.
The uterus or the adnexa are not palpable unless they are abnormal.
Structure and Function of the Tear Film, Ocular Adnexa, Cornea, and Conjunctiva in Health and Pathogenesis in Disease Meibomian
Ultrasound scans of the liver revealed the absence of an intrauterine gestational sac, normal adnexa, and no evidence of residual ectopic tissue.
Histologically, dermoid cysts are lined with stratified epithelium resembling normal skin with adnexa and filled with keratinous material (Munoz et al.
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Adnexa examination, orthoptic assessment, cycloplegic refraction using 1% cyclopentolate and indirect ophthalmoscopy results were all documented.
In 2010, a malignant transformation of the ovary and adnexa were observed in Germany at about 7,790 women for the first time.