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Ovarian remnant syndrome

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How might ovarian remnant syndrome be treated?

Treatment may involve surgery to remove the remnant ovarian tissue, however the remnant can be very difficult to distinguish from surrounding tissues.[1] Surgery should be performed by highly experienced surgeons. When surgery is not an option, treatment may be aimed at preventing blockages of the urinary tract. There have been individual case reports describing the use of leuprolide acetate therapy for treatment of ovarian remnant syndrome and ureter blockage.[2] Ovarian remnant syndrome may recur following treatment.[1][2]
Last updated: 12/12/2012

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