Two cases of ectopic ovary and one case of potential ectopic ovary

Eiji Nishio, Yutaka Hirota, Akira Yasue, Haruki Nishizawa, Kazuhiko Tsukada, Yasuhiro Udagawa

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Ectopic ovary is a rare gynecologic entity. A variety of synonymous terms such as ectopic ovary, supernumerary ovary, accessory ovary, and autoamputation of the ovary have been used to describe this condition. The etiology for ectopic ovary has not been elucidated, but several mechanisms have been proposed. They are categorized as either congenital (embryologically derived) or acquired. This report presents two cases of ectopic ovary resulting from different causes and one case of potential ectopic ovary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-54
Number of pages4
JournalReproductive Medicine and Biology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 03-2011


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Cell Biology

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