Diagnostic evaluation of ovarian torsion: An analysis of pediatric patients using the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample.

@article{Rialon2017DiagnosticEO,
  title={Diagnostic evaluation of ovarian torsion: An analysis of pediatric patients using the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample.},
  author={Kristy L Rialon and Steven Paul Wolf and Jonathan C Routh and Obinna Ogochukwu Adibe},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2017},
  volume={213 4},
  pages={637-639}
}
BACKGROUND Ultrasonography (US) is the diagnostic modality of choice during work-up for ovarian torsion, although computed tomography (CT) may be used. We examined the utilization of CT in girls with ovarian torsion, and determined which patients are most likely to undergo this study. METHODS The Nationwide Emergency Department Sample dataset was searched for patients <18 years who presented with ovarian torsion from 2006 to 2012. Hospitals were categorized by the volume of pediatric patients… CONTINUE READING

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