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Unilateral ovarian agenesis: report of three cases and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12673478     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: Unilateral ovarian agenesis is a rare event and only a few case have been reported. CASE REPORT: We present three additional cases, where patients presented with diffuse lower abdominal pain. During laparoscopy, an unilateral ovarian agenesis was observed in the three cases. DISCUSSION: There are two possible explanations of a unilateral ovarian absence, involving an asymptomatic adnexal torsion or congenital absence. Unknown environmental factors or genetic predisposition could contribute to this kind of anomaly.
I Mylonas; S Hansch; S Markmann; M Bolz; K Friese
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2003-02-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of gynecology and obstetrics     Volume:  268     ISSN:  0932-0067     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Gynecol. Obstet.     Publication Date:  2003 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-04-03     Completed Date:  2003-09-30     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710213     Medline TA:  Arch Gynecol Obstet     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  57-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Frauenklinik, Klinikum Innenstadt, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, Munich, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Congenital Abnormalities / pathology
Ovary / abnormalities*

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