Streak ovaries

Dr Tim Luijkx and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

Streak ovaries are a form of ovarian dysgenesis and are associated with Turner syndrome. Occasionally they may be functional and secondary sexual characteristics may develop. 


Streak ovaries are seen when there is abnormality or absence of the X chromosome. 


Radiographic features

  • "streak" of fibrous tissue seen in the expected location of the ovaries 1
  • may contain no or very few ovarian follicles

Article information

rID: 36971
Tag: refs, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Streaky ovaries
  • Streak ovary
  • Streaky ovary

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