What are common causes of ovarian torsion?

Updated: Jun 27, 2017
  • Author: Erik D Schraga, MD; Chief Editor: Eugene C Lin, MD  more...
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Pregnancy is associated with, and may be responsible for, torsion in approximately 20% of adnexal torsion cases. [7]  Ovarian tumors, both benign and malignant, are implicated in 50-60% of cases of torsion. Approximately 17% of cases have been found to occur in premenarchal or postmenopausal women. [8]


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