Ovary - nontumor
Nonneoplastic cysts / other
Splenic gonadal fusion


Topic Completed: 1 May 2012

Revised: 7 February 2019

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PubMed Search: Splenic gonadal fusion ovary

Shahid Islam, M.D., Ph.D.
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Cite this page: Islam S Splenic gonadal fusion. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/ovarysplenicgonadal.html. Accessed September 23rd, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Congenital anomaly due to fusion of splenic and gonadal anlage during embryonic development
  • Extremely rare (90 cases)
  • More common in males (M:F = 9:1); often associated with skeletal anomalies or cryptorchidism
  • Either continuous or discontinuous
  • Continuous: cord-like structure connects the spleen and the gonadal - mesonephric structures
  • Discontinuous: no such connection exists
Case reports
Gross images
AFIP images

Nodule of brown red splenic tissue abuts the ovary

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