Ovarian histology in pelvic inflammatory disease

Stuart Whiner, Edward E. Wallach

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The decision to perform oophorectomy when pelvic surgery is complicated by inflammatory disease requires some knowledge of the expected ovarian his to pathology. To aid in this evaluation, the hospital records and histology of the surgical specimens of 40 patients who underwent oophorectomy with the pathologic diagnosis of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) were reviewed. Of 70 ovaries removed from these patients, 28 were histologically normal and free of inflammatory involvement. Women who described a history of irregular menses or whose gynecologic history and gross surgical pathology indicated chronic PID had a higher incidence of ovarian pathology than women with normal menstruation or only acute PID. These features may assist in planning the extent of pelvic surgery in selected patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)431-437
Number of pages7
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1974
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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