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.
- ovarian torsion
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Emergency Medicine