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Ovarian remnant syndrome

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What are the risk factors for ovarian remnant syndrome?

Ovarian remnant syndrome is more likely to occur in women who had endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, tumor, prior abdominal or pelvic surgeries, or increased blood vessels in the pelvis prior to surgery. Other risk factors for ovarian remnant syndrome include extra bleeding during the surgery, variations in pelvic anatomy, poor surgical technique, and laparoscopic surgery.[1][2][3]
Last updated: 10/18/2013

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  3. Pathophysiology of Urinary Tract Obstruction: Ovarian Remnants. In: Wein. Campbell-Walsh Urology, 10th. ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders; 2011;