Acute pancreatitis masquerading as an ovarian torsion: a rare case report

Ankita Bansal Goyal, Lata Goyal, Nilesh Goyal, Saket Jain


Ovarian torsion is a common diagnostic challenge constituting 2.7% to 7.4% of all gynaecological emergencies. It commonly occurs in women of reproductive age however pre-pubertal girls and postmenopausal women can also be affected. Ovarian torsion accounts for approximately 3% of all cases of children with acute abdominal pain and requires immediate surgical intervention. Other common acute adnexal pathologies include simple ovarian cysts (OCs) with or without rupture. Owing to the nonspecific clinical presentation and poor specificity of radiologic tests, the diagnosis of OT in girls remains challenging. Here we are reporting a case of acute abdomen with large cyst on ultrasound clinically presented as torsion later on in the post-operative period diagnosed with acute pancreatitis.


Ovarian torsion, Pancreatitis, Ovarian cyst

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