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Bilateral fetal ovarian autoamputation
  1. Jia-liang Zhou,
  2. Xiao-chun Zhu,
  3. Yuan-long Fang,
  4. Rong Huang,
  5. Qing-yuan Wang,
  6. Wu-ping Ge
  1. Department of Neonatal surgery, Guangdong Women and Children Hospital, Guangzhou, China
  1. Correspondence to Dr Wu-ping Ge, Department of Neonatal surgery, Guangdong Women and Children Hospital, Guangzhou 511400, China; gewuping{at}

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A 27-year-old woman underwent antenatal ultrasonography at 32 weeks of gestation, and the fetus was noted to have two cystic lesions within the pelvis, suggesting bilateral ovarian cysts. The right-sided lesion measured 2.1 cm and the left 3.0 cm in diameter. They were anechoic with well-defined margin and one septation within the left-sided lesion, which was assumed to have a high likelihood of already having torted.1 Reassessment of the mass at 33 weeks’ gestation noted that size of the right-sided lesion increased to 4 cm, while the …

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  • Contributors J-LZ: performed the surgery, idea for the article, literature review, writing the article. WP-G, X-CZ: revision of the article. Y-LF, RH: clinicians responsible for the patient. Q-YW: editing of images.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.