Conservative management of ovarian torsion in pregnancy


  • Rama Garg Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, GMC, Patiala, Punjab, India
  • Sangeeta Rani Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, GMC, Patiala, Punjab, India
  • Sambli Garg Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, GMC, Patiala, Punjab, India



Cystectomy, Detorsion, Laparotomy, Ovarian torsion, Ovarian cyst, Pregnancy


Adnexal torsion or other cyst accidents encountered during pregnancy carries a risk to intrauterine foetus. Delays or misdiagnosis can result in the loss of the affected ovary and subsequent reduced reproductive capacity. In this report, a 23-year-old second gravida with viable 9 weeks pregnancy with acute pain abdomen; presented in OPD and sent to labor room. Emergency laprotomy was done with provisional diagnosis of left adnexal torsion. We did detorsion and cystectomy followed by ovarian reconstruction. Repeat scan shows continuing intrauterine pregnancy. So, timely diagnosis and intervention reduces risk to ovary; along with some risk of the antepartum surgical intervention. Also, in place of oophorectomy; de-torsion is more conservative surgical approach that should be considered in all young women with ovarian torsion.


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