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Ovarian remnant syndrome

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How is ovarian remnant syndrome diagnosed?

Ovarian remnant syndrome is suspected in women with a surgical history of bilateral oophorectomy and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) levels in the premenopausal range or normal serum estradiol levels. Other suggestive signs include persisting periods (in women whose uterus has been retained), relief of symptoms after medical therapy to suppress ovarian function, and a pelvic mass on imaging study (e.g., transvaginal ultrasound, CT scan, or MRI examination).[1][2][3]
Last updated: 12/12/2012

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  2. Benign Gynecologic Lesions: Ovarian Remnant Syndrome. In: Lentz. Comprehensive Gynecology, 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby; 2012;
  3. Pathophysiology of Urinary Tract Obstruction: Ovarian Remnants. In: Wein. Campbell-Walsh Urology, 10th. ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders; 2011;