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Ovarian maldescent

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Undescended ovary is a rare disorder that can be associated with müllerian malformations. There is an unclear association with infertility and malignant disease. When an ovary is not in its normal location, it is sought in other locations above the pelvic brim. This is important in cases of undetermined cyclical abdominal pain, follicle aspiration and surgical castration. MRI has proven to be the best imaging method for finding an ovary in an anomalous position and for disregarding associated malformations. We report two patients with unilateral ovarian maldescent, one of them with Rokitansky–Küster–Hauser syndrome. A review of the literature is included.

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Trinidad, C., Tardáguila, F., Fernández, G.C. et al. Ovarian maldescent. Eur Radiol 14, 805–808 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00330-003-2202-3

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