Ovarian torsion

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
  • Fever​

Risk Factors for Ovarian Torsion:

  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pregnancy
  • Menopause​

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