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Unexplained absence of both fallopian tubes with ovary in the omentum

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A rare case of unexplained absence of both fallopian tubes and ovaries from their normal position, resulting infertility is presented. On careful search an ectopic ovary containing dermoid cyst was found in the omentum. Possible mechanism and clinical significance of such a rare occurrence is discussed.

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Kriplani, A., Takkar, D., Karak, A.K. et al. Unexplained absence of both fallopian tubes with ovary in the omentum. Arch Gynecol Obstet 256, 111–113 (1995).

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