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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2010;53(12):1141-1145.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5468/kjog.2010.53.12.1141    Published online December 1, 2010.
Ectopic ovary with a mature cystic teratoma diagnosed by laparoscopy: A case report.
Youn Jee Chung, Jae Yen Song, Hyun Hee Jo, Jang Heub Kim, Young Ok Lew, Mee Ran Kim
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. mrkim@catholic.ac.kr
The ectopic ovary is a rarely reported gynecologic entity. A variety of synonymous terms have been used to describe this condition, such as supernumerary ovary, accessory ovary, and ovarian implant syndrome. The etiology of ectopic ovary is poorly understood. The ectopic ovaries may occur in two ways. First, in the embryonic theories, they are believed to result from abnormal separation of a small portion of the developing and migrating ovarian primordium. Second, the accessory ovary can occur from acquired conditions such as inflammation and operations. In this report, we describe a case of the ectopic ovary with a mature cystic teratoma autoamputated into the cul-de-sac and subsequently diagnosed by laparoscopy.
Key Words: Ectopic ovary, Teratoma, Laparoscopy

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