Ovarian torsion

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Acute severe right iliac fossa pain.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Female


A large right adnexal cystic lesion, anteriorly a solid appearing component  is a torted congested pedicle. This represents ovarian torsion. Left ovary not found.

Annotated image

Yellow arrow indicates torted ovarian pedicle, note the "whirl" pattern. 

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates "twisted pedicle" or "twisted whirlpool" sign of ovarian torsion. 

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Case information

rID: 28265
Published: 17th Mar 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Gynaecology
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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