Ovarian Torsion in the Pediatric Emergency Department: Making the Diagnosis and the Importance of Advocacy

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Abstract

Ovarian torsion is a rare occurrence, but it is frequently considered in the differential diagnosis of a female with abdominal pain. A thorough knowledge of the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and imaging options will allow the emergency department (ED) provider to facilitate rapid diagnosis and thus improve outcomes. In addition to these topics, success rates of detorsion and the argument for ovarian-sparing surgery are reviewed. The ED provider is encouraged to educate patients regarding these options and to advocate for ovarian-preserving procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-37
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2009

Keywords

  • adolescent
  • ovarian torsion
  • ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine

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