Ovary - nontumor
Nonneoplastic cysts / other
Supernumerary ovaries

Topic Completed: 1 May 2012

Revised: 7 February 2019

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PubMed Search: Supernumerary ovary [title]

Shahid Islam, M.D., Ph.D.
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Cite this page: Islam S Supernumerary ovaries. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/ovarysupernumeraryovaries.html. Accessed December 6th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Also called ectopic ovary, accessory ovary
  • Very rare, usually < 1 cm
  • Supernumerary: occurs widely situated from normal ovary, formed from a separate anlage
  • Accessory: due to splitting of embryonic gonad, usually attached to the normal gonad
  • May actually be ovarian implant or due to torsion
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