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March 16, 1990

More Yellow Ovaries

Author Affiliations

West Middlesex University Hospital Isleworth, England

West Middlesex University Hospital Isleworth, England

JAMA. 1990;263(11):1494. doi:10.1001/jama.1990.03440110056021

To the Editor.—  A case of unilateral yellow pigmentation of the ovary was reported recently.1 We wish to add two cases in which the total ovarian substance was pigmented; neither case was associated with symptoms or pathological findings.

Report of Cases.— Case 1.—  A 29-year-old woman presented with primary infertility of 6 years' duration. Her cycle was regular, with occasional midcycle ovulatory bleeding. She had been examined outside the United Kingdom, with a dilatation and curettage reported as normal and a hysterosalpingogram that apparently showed bilateral tubal obstruction.She was admitted for laparoscopy, dilatation and curettage, and a dye test, which showed a uterus enlarged to about 8 weeks' size by multiple small fibroids. The tubes looked normal, but there was no spill of dye. The ovaries were of normal dimensions, the left containing a corpus luteum, but both were bright orange-yellow. The dilatation and curettage produced