Ovary - nontumor
Nonneoplastic cysts / other
Supernumerary ovaries

Author: Shahid Islam, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 20 September 2017, last major update May 2012

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PubMed Search: Supernumerary ovary [title]

Cite this page: Islam, S. Supernumerary ovaries. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/ovarysupernumeraryovaries.html. Accessed November 18th, 2018.
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
Case reports