What is the most common sonographic finding in ovarian torsion?

Updated: Jun 27, 2017
  • Author: Erik D Schraga, MD; Chief Editor: Eugene C Lin, MD  more...
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Ovarian enlargement secondary to impaired venous and lymphatic drainage is the most common sonographic finding in ovarian torsion. A coexistent mass is often seen. The ovary usually contains several cysts along its periphery; these are follicles that have likely been displaced peripherally because of ovarian edema and venous congestion. In addition, there may be irregular echogenic areas within the ovary corresponding to stromal edema and/or hemorrhage.


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