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Wells' facies

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A change in facial expression seen in diseases of the uterus. The terms Facies uterina and Facies ovariana are misnomers, as the condition is not specific for a disease of the internal female genital organs. However, Wells facies may appear associated with fluctuating ovarian cysts and other malign diseases of the ovaries.


  • T. S. Wells:
    Diseases of the ovaries. London, J. Churchill, 1865: 288.

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