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2007, Volume 23, Number 2, Page(s) 103-106     
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Uterus-like mass of the ovary
Duygu GÜREL, Burçin TUNA, Kutsal YÖRÜKOĞLU
Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pathology, İZMİR
Keywords: Uterus-like mass, ovary, congenital anomaly

We report an incidental case of uterus-like mass located in the right ovary. A mass, measuring 7 mm in its largest dimension was noted in the right ovary of a 54-year-old women. Histologically, the lesion was resembling a miniature uterus with a cavity lined by a tubal-like epithelium, and surrounded with circumscribed smooth muscle bundles. Since 1981, 8 cases of uterus-like mass arising from the ovaries have been reported and their pathogenetic mechanism has been explained by two basic theories; congenital anomaly and metaplasia. The present case was incidentally found. The uterus was unicornus secondary to fusion defect of müllerian duct during embriogenesis supporting the congenital anomaly theory.

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