Corpus albicans

Last revised by Dr Tim Luijkx on 22 Apr 2016

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.

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