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Gynecology and Obstetrics

 
     
Case Series
 
Pediatric ovarian torsion: A case series
 
Yuvrajsingh D. Jadeja1, Molina U. Patel2, Radha Shukla3, Ravi K. Bhatt3, Smruti B. Vaishnav4
 
1Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad, Gujarat, India
2Senior Resident, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad, Gujarat, India
3Intern, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad, Gujarat, India
4Professor and Head, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad, Gujarat, India

Article ID: 100017G06YJ2017
doi:10.5348/G06-2017-17-CS-3

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gokal Nagar, Karamsad, Anand
Gujarat-388325, India

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Jadeja YD, Patel MU, Shukla R, Bhatt RK, Vaishnav SB. Pediatric ovarian torsion: A case series. Edorium J Gynecol Obstet 2017;3:9–12.


Abstract
Introduction: Ovarian torsion is rare problem in pediatric age group that must be included in the differential diagnosis of any girl with abdominal pain or pelvic or abdominal mass. Clinical presentation is non-specific and diagnosis is based on high index of suspicion. Ultrasonography scan with Doppler remains the most useful investigative tool. Timely diagnosis and surgical intervention is of utmost importance in preventing future reproductive morbidity.
Case Series: Herein, we report a series of three cases of pediatric ovarian torsion, to enhance the importance its diagnosis and management in an attempt to salvage the organ.
Conclusion: Ovarian torsion is a rare cause of acute abdomen or ovarian mass in pediatric girls. Ambiguous presentation and lack of symptom expression leads to delay in diagnosis and treatment. High suspicion for diagnosis and timely management is the key to this infrequent condition in pediatric age group.

Keywords: Oophorectomy, Ovariopexy, Pediatric, Torsion


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Author Contributions
Yuvrajsingh D. Jadeja – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Molina U. Patel – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Radha Shukla – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Ravi K. Bhatt – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Smruti B. Vaishnav – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
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