What is the role of ultrasonography in early diagnosis of ovarian torsion?

Updated: Jun 27, 2017
  • Author: Erik D Schraga, MD; Chief Editor: Eugene C Lin, MD  more...
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Confident and early diagnosis of ovarian torsion (adnexal torsion) is imperative. Color Doppler ultrasonography has a vital role in the examination of women with lower abdominal and pelvic pain. [19, 20]

Failure to consider ovarian torsion in the differential diagnosis is not uncommon, given the relative infrequency of this condition. Consideration is particularly imperative in a patient with known risk factors for the disease, such as ovarian mass, prior pelvic surgery, or pregnancy.

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