Ovarian Torsion in the Normal Ovary: A Diagnostic Challenge in Postmenarchal Adolescent Girls in the Emergency Department

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Karaman E., Beger B., Cetin O., Melek M., karaman Y.

MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR, vol.23, pp.1312-1316, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.12659/msm.902099
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1312-1316
  • Keywords: Adolescent, Gynecology, Torsion Abnormality, ADNEXAL TORSION, CHILDREN, EXPERIENCE, MANAGEMENT, SURGERY
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Ovarian torsion can be seen in the otherwise-normal ovary and is a challenging issue in the emergency department. The aims were (1) to evaluate and compare the surgically verified ovarian torsion cases in otherwise-normal ovaries and ovaries including a mass or cyst and (2) to investigate whether the normal-appearing ovaries on ultrasound examination affected the diagnosis of ovarian torsion or not.