Ovarian Torsion: Presentation and Management in a Pediatric Patient.


Far West


Riverside Community Hospital

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Case Report

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ovarian torsion, adnexal diseases, ovarian cyst


Family Medicine | Obstetrics and Gynecology | Radiology


Background: Adnexal torsion is the fifth most common gynecologic emergency accounting for approximately 20 to 30% of ovarian surgeries in pediatric patients.

Case: The patient is a ten-year-old female who presented to the emergency room for severe left lower quadrant abdominal pain. On presentation, she was hemodynamically stable with an acute abdomen. A transabdominal ultrasound showed a predominantly anechoic structure measuring up to 5.6 cm without definitive Doppler flow, concerning for a large cyst causing ovarian torsion. Gynecology was consulted, and the patient underwent a diagnostic laparoscopy, aspiration of the left ovarian cyst, and left ovarian detorsion. Pathology results were consistent with benign cystic contents.

Conclusion: Appropriate diagnosis and timely surgical gynecological intervention allowed this pediatric patient to salvage and preserve ovarian function.

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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology