Adnexa (pl., sing. adnexus) is a general term that refers to the accessory structures of an organ. In general radiological use, the term is often (incorrectly) used synonymously with ovary, an adnexal structure of the uterus.

Adnexa have been described with:

History and etymology

"Adnexus" derives from the Latin adnectere ("to tie together"). 

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Article information

rID: 32831
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Adnexa - general
  • Adnexa - disambiguation

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