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Disorders of the Human Ovary

  • D. Tacchi
Part of the Developments in Obstetrics and Gynecology book series (DIOG, volume 2)

Abstract

Embryonic gonadal development is bipotential until sex weeks after fertilization. The genetic composition of the individual determines sexual differentiation and in this respect the Y sex chromosome is dominant in its influence in that the absence of a Y chromosome results in differentiation of the primitive gonad to an ovary. The presence of one X chromosome is necessary for the survival of the individual and two (XX) for the maintenance of the ovary.

Keywords

Corpus Luteum Dermoid Cyst Gonadal Dysgenesis Human Ovary Tubal Pregnancy 
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