Ovarian torsion

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Dull aching right flank pain for 3 days. No other complaints.

Patient Data

Age: 8 years
Gender: Female

Pelvic ultrasound

US positive findings: 

  • enlarged right ovary ( 21 cc ) as compared to the left ovary ( 3 cc )
  • enlarged right pedicle
  • absent flow in right ovary with normal flow in left ovary
  • fluid in the pelvis with tiny echoes

Case Discussion

Laparoscopy after a few hours has confirmed an infarcted ovary with clots. 

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Case information

rID: 13050
Published: 21st Feb 2011
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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