Ovarian torsion is a rare but serious condition, mostly affecting reproductive age group females and if untreated will have significant morbidity and increased infertility.
Ovarian Torsion Symptoms:
- Abdominal & pelvic pain
- Abdominal rigidity
- Nausea & vomiting
Risk Factors for Ovarian Torsion:
- Ovarian Cysts
Ovarian Torsion Diagnosis
- Pelvic exam & History
- Ultrasound with flow studies
- Diagnostic Laparoscopy
There are two primary treatments for ovarian torsion:
- Laparoscopy: By untwisting and restoring circulation back to ovary we may well be able to salvage the ovary.
- Surgical removal of the ovary: Loss of One Ovary due to prolonged circulation deficiency