Torsion of the ovary: Sonographic features

M. Graif, J. Shalev, S. Strauss, S. Engelberg, S. Mashiach, Y. Itzchak

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The sonographic findings in 19 cases of surgically proven torsion of the ovary are described. In all cases the affected ovary was markedly enlarged; in 32% of cases a small amount of fluid was detected in the cul-de-sac. More significant in terms of specificity was the demonstration in 14 (74%) of the 19 cases of small cystic structures scattered around the periphery of the organ. Sonographic demonstration of these structures, presumably prominent follicles, can suggest the preoperative diagnosis of ovarian torsion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1331-1334
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1984


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