The conservative management of adnexal torsion--a case-report and review of the literature

Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2002 Feb 10;101(1):83-6. doi: 10.1016/s0301-2115(01)00518-8.


In clinical routine adnexal torsion tends to be subject to adnexectomy to prevent embolism of thrombosed ovarian veins and its sequelae. This therapeutic intervention can be derogatory especially for young women during the reproductive years. As seen in animal models with adnexal torsion, restitution of the adnexa next to reperfusion is possible until 36 h after interruption of venous and arterial blood perfusion. We report about the successful management of a case of adnexal torsion, which was detorsed laparoscopically. We also reviewed 214 cases with conservative management of adnexal torsions reported in the literature.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy
  • Ovarian Cysts / surgery
  • Ovarian Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Ovarian Diseases / surgery*
  • Palpation
  • Suction
  • Torsion Abnormality
  • Ultrasonography