Fetal ovarian cyst decompression to prevent torsion.

  title={Fetal ovarian cyst decompression to prevent torsion.},
  author={Timothy M. Crombleholme and Sabrina D. Craigo and Sara Garmel and Mary E D'alton},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  volume={32 10},
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Neonates who have ovarian torsion caused by an ovarian cyst often lose their ovary because the torsion and infarction occurred antenatally. Because ultrasound scan has been so effective in diagnosing ovarian cysts in utero, we have a better understanding of their natural history and can select appropriate cases for cyst decompression in utero to prevent torsion. The authors reviewed experience with seven fetuses who had fetal ovarian cyst. METHODS During a 26-month period… CONTINUE READING