Recurrent Ovarian Torsions in a Nine Months Period in a 7-year- Old Girl: A Case Report

Authors

1 Reproductive Health Research Center, Gynecology Department, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran.

2 Solid Tumor Research Center, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran.

Abstract

      Ovarian torsion (adnexal torsion) is an uncommon disorder in pediatrics and should be considered as a differential diagnosis of abdominal pain in preteen girls. Almost 70% of ovarian torsions are seen in young girls older than 20 years, but it could also occur in preteen girls. Sonography is one of the most useful methods to diagnose ovarian torsion. In pediatrics, ovarian torsion should be treated laparoscopically by detorsion.
The case was a seven-year-old girl, who experienced ovarian torsion twice in one of her ovaries in the course of nine months. The main complaint of the patient was abdominal pain with vomiting. However, the fallopian tube was normal. Surgical procedure led only to detorsion of ovary.

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