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Ovarian Torsion is a topic covered in the Pediatric Surgery NaT.

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Ovarian torsion is a surgical emergency requiring early recognition and prompt intervention in order to to salvage the ovary. An uncommon event in the pediatric population, the diagnosis can be challenging as the presentation can mimic many other disease processes. Awareness of the symptoms, proper diagnostic workup and appropriate referral to a surgeon can lead to prompt diagnosis and treatment thereby improving outcomes.

see also Benign Tubo-Ovarian Disease

Content in this topic is referenced in SCORE Ovarian Torsion, Cysts, and Tumors overview

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Last updated: October 15, 2018


Henry, Marion C, et al. "Ovarian Torsion." Pediatric Surgery NaT, American Pediatric Surgical Association, 2018. APSA Webapp, www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829147/all/Ovarian_Torsion.
Henry MC, Riehle KJ, Riggle KM. Ovarian Torsion. In: Waldhausen J, Powell D, Hirschl R, eds. Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association; 2018. https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829147/all/Ovarian_Torsion. Accessed June 25, 2019.
Henry, M. C., Riehle, K. J., & Riggle, K. M. (2018). Ovarian Torsion. In Waldhausen, J., Powell, D., & Hirschl, R. (Eds.), Pediatric Surgery NaT. Available from https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829147/all/Ovarian_Torsion
Henry MC, Riehle KJ, Riggle KM. Ovarian Torsion [Internet]. In: Waldhausen J, Powell D, Hirschl R, editors. Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association; 2018. [cited 2019 June 25]. Available from: https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829147/all/Ovarian_Torsion.
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