Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology

, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 565–567 | Cite as

Asymptomatic Auto Amputation of Normal Ovary

  • Ahmed Samy El AgwanyEmail author
Original Article


Free-floating intraperitoneal mass is rare and mostly is  related to the ovary. Asymptomatic auto amputation of the ovary is extremely rare that may be due to torsion or inflammation and usually is diagnosed incidentally . We report an interesting case of this rare pathology. A 50-year-old female with postmenopausal bleeding prepared for hysterectomy is presented here. Intraperitoneal free-floating auto-amputated right ovary was encountered. During surgery, we can suspect it from free-floating mass intraperitoneal with failure to detect one of the ovaries attached to the uterus and the related infundibulopelvic ligament.


Auto amputation Hysterectomy Ovary Free floating peritoneal 


Author’s Contributions

El Agwany had done the diagnoses and surgery along with writing the article.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Ethical Disclosure

The authors declare that the procedures followed were in accordance with the regulations of the relevant clinical research ethics committee and with those of the Code of Ethics of the World Medical Association (Declaration of Helsinki).

Ethical Approval

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

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The authors declare that they have followed the protocols of their work center on the publication of patient data.

Right to Privacy and Informed Consent

The authors have obtained the written informed consent of the patients or subjects mentioned in the article. The corresponding author is in possession of this document.

Conflict of Interest

The author declares that he has no conflict of interest.

Informed Consent

Informed consent was obtained from the patient included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, El-Shatby Maternity University Hospital, Faculty of MedicineAlexandria UniversityAlexandriaEgypt

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