Corpus albicans

Dr Tim Luijkx and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

The corpus albicans is a fibrous scar that results from the involution of the corpus luteum if fertilisation does not occur. When seen on ultrasound, it is a small, lobulated echogenic intra-ovarian lesion. 

History and etymology

It is Latin for "whitening body", after the white appearance of the fibrous tissue.

Anatomy: abdominopelvic
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Article information

rID: 37005
System: Gynaecology
Section: Anatomy
Tag: cases
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