Why is ovarian torsion more prevalent in developed countries?

Updated: Jun 27, 2017
  • Author: Erik D Schraga, MD; Chief Editor: Eugene C Lin, MD  more...
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Studies reveal that ovarian torsion is the fifth most common gynecologic surgical emergency, accounting for 2.7% of cases of acute gynecologic complaints in 1 series. Ovarian torsion is encountered more often in women who have had ovarian stimulation, which likely accounts for a slightly increased incidence in developed countries.


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