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Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 280, Issue 5, pp 849–850 | Cite as

Unilateral ovarian and fallopian tube agenesis

  • Giusi Rapisarda
  • Elisa Maria Pappalardo
  • Anna Arancio
  • Michele La Greca
Case Report

Abstract

Introduction

The unilateral agenesis of the ovary and fallopian tube is an extremely uncommon event with only few cases described in literature.

Case report

Here, we report a case of a 30-year-old woman admitted to our Unit for increasing pelvic pain. In the suspect of a corpus luteum hemorrhage, we performed a laparoscopy identifying the rare anomaly.

Discussion

Together with the predisposing genetic and/or environmental factor not yet discovered, two are the hypotheses explaining the absence of one or both the adnexes, the mechanical hypothesis, i.e., the asymptomatic torsion of both Fallopian tube and ovary with consequent organs’ ischemia and atresia and the embryological hypothesis, i.e., the congenital absence of the adnexes.

Keywords

Unilateral agenesis Ovary Fallopian tube 

Notes

Conflict of interest statement

None.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giusi Rapisarda
    • 1
  • Elisa Maria Pappalardo
    • 1
  • Anna Arancio
    • 1
  • Michele La Greca
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Gynecology and ObstetricsARNAS, Garibaldi Nesima HospitalCataniaItaly

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