Other Names for this Disease
- Wolffian adnexal tumor
- Female adnexal tumor of probable Wolffian origin
- Wolffian adenoma
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 Surgery is the recommended treatment. In a small number of cases, recurrences or malignancy have been been reported. Close follow-up is advised.Wolffian tumors are rare tumors located anywhere along the length between the ovary and vagina in sites of remnant wolffian ducts. Wolffian ducts are structures in a developing embryo that get incorporated into the reproductive system in males and degenerate in females. Wolffian tumors are thought to have a low potential to become cancerous and tend to range from 0.8 to 25 centimeters in size.
Last updated: 4/13/2015
- Ramirez PT, Wolf JK, Malpica A, Deavers MT, Liu J, Broaddus R. Wolffian duct tumors: case reports and review of the literature. Gynecol Oncol. Aug 2002; 86(2):225-30. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12144833. Accessed 4/13/2015.
- Gupta AK, Srinivasan R, Nijhawan R. Female adnexal tumor of probable Wolffian origin.. Indian J Pathol Microbiol. Oct-Dec 2014; 57(4):620-2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25308022. Accessed 4/13/2015.
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