Asynchronous Bilateral Ovarian Torsion: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Shaista Afzal, Imrana Masroor, Kulsoom Fatima, Aliya Begum Aziz

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Ovarian/adnexal torsion is a rare gynaecological emergency presenting with nonspecific signs and symptoms mimicking other causes of acute abdomen. Asynchronous bilateral ovarian torsion is even rarer but has serious implications as it may potentially lead to castration. Traditionally, ovarian torsion has been treated by surgical resection; however, there is growing evidence that the ovary regains its function when detorsed and left in situ. We report a case of a bilateral asynchronous ovarian torsion in a young female that occurred after an interval of 8 years, which was managed by untwisting the pedicle and preserving the ovary. Key Words: Ovarian torsion, Castration, Bilateral, Gynaecological emergency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-73
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2023


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