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Congenital absence of fallopian tube and ovary.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1451895     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Absence of one or both uterine tubes and ovaries is a finding that has rarely been described. Two such cases are presented. In one the anatomical abnormalities were discovered during investigations for primary infertility, in the other the absence was discovered at the time of laparoscopic sterilisation. There are two possible aetiologies. The first involves an asymptomatic torsion of one or both adnexes during adult life or childhood, or even before birth. Alternatively, the absence may be congenital, due either to a defect in the development of the entire Müllerian and Mesonephric systems on one side, or to a defect localised to the region of the genital ridge and the caudal part of the Müllerian duct.
D L Eustace
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0301-2115     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol.     Publication Date:  1992 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-01-07     Completed Date:  1993-01-07     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375672     Medline TA:  Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  157-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St Thomas's Hospital, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Multiple / diagnosis*
Fallopian Tubes / abnormalities*,  pathology
Ovary / abnormalities*,  pathology
Torsion Abnormality

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