Ovary - nontumor
Nonneoplastic cysts / other

Topic Completed: 1 May 2012

Revised: 7 February 2019

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PubMed Search: Ovarian torsion [title] "loattrfree full text"[sb]

Shahid Islam, M.D., Ph.D.
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Definition / general
  • Rare; partial or complete rotation of ovarian vascular pedicle, causing obstruction to venous outflow and arterial inflow
  • In children, ovary is often normal (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2005;159:532)
  • Presents with abdominal pain, patients need emergency ultrasound and laparoscopy (J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 2008;21:201)
  • Predisposing factors: large cyst, neoplasms (benign or malignant), pelvic inflammatory disease; also associated with in vitro fertilization
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Due to large serous cystadenoma

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