Prepared for the Unexpected: Accessory Ovaries with Abernethy Malformation

Peter Movilla, Michael Ohliger, Stephanie Wood

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Supernumerary and accessory ovaries are collectively coined ectopic ovaries. These are rarely encountered by the benign gynecologist and are often discovered incidentally during evaluation for other gynecologic, gastrointestinal, or urologic pathologies. We report the presentation of a patient with multiple accessory ovaries in addition to a rare congenital anomaly of the splanchnic vasculature called an Abernethy malformation. Incidental identification of ectopic ovaries necessitates a search for additional malformations outside of the genitourinary tract that can have larger implications for long-term health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)977-980
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jul 1 2019


  • Abernethy malformation
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Ectopic ovaries
  • Laparoscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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