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How can the risk of ovarian retorsion be reduced?

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Title
How can the risk of ovarian retorsion be reduced?
Published in
Journal of Medical Case Reports, July 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13256-018-1677-0
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Feride Mehmetoğlu

Abstract

In the current treatment of idiopathic ovarian torsion, the use of oophorectomy has declined in favor of preserving the ovary. This approach brings with it the question of how to reduce the possibility of retorsion of the detorsioned ovary. The aim of this study was to analyze how retorsion can be prevented. Five patients (a 30-day-old Caucasian girl, a 55-day-old Caucasian girl, an 8-year-old Caucasian girl, a 10-year-old Caucasian girl, and a 16-year-old Caucasian girl) who underwent surgery due to non-neoplastic ovarian torsion were retrospectively analyzed for diagnosis and treatment in terms of reducing the possibility of retorsion. In all patients, a precise diagnosis of idiopathic unilateral ovarian torsion was made during laparotomy, and the patients underwent different procedures. The ovary was found to be autoamputated in one patient, and two patients underwent salpingo-oophorectomies due to adnexal necrosis. The ovaries were detorsioned in the remaining two patients. During the operations, patients were evaluated regarding the prevention of retorsion of the ipsilateral and/or contralateral ovary; cyst drainage, cystectomy, ligament fixation, and/or oophoropexy were performed. The median follow-up period of the patients was 2 years (range 1.5-6 years), and they continue to be followed uneventfully. To date, there is no standard approach to protect the ovary from retorsion in patients who undergo surgery due to torsion. The surgical procedure should be tailored on a case-by-case basis.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 25 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 4 16%
Student > Bachelor 4 16%
Student > Postgraduate 3 12%
Student > Master 2 8%
Researcher 2 8%
Other 2 8%
Unknown 8 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 12 48%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 8%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 4%
Unknown 10 40%

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#11,459,081
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