[Torsion of normal adnexa in children].


Seven cases of torsion of normal uterine adnexa are reported in children aged 4 to 15 years. In one case diagnosis was made by ultrasonography, allowing conservative treatment under coelioscopy. In the 6 other cases the necrosis of the ovary required its excision. The torsion concerned the ovary and uterine tube in 6 cases and the uterine tube alone in one. In 2 cases, the apparently healthy contralateral ovary was enlarged. From this series, the authors review the clinical and ultrasonographic features of the torsion of normal uterine adnexa. Ultrasonography should be performed in emergency as the conservation of the ovary depends on the precocity of diagnosis and treatment.

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@article{Hloury1990TorsionON, title={[Torsion of normal adnexa in children].}, author={Yves H{\'e}loury and Val{\'e}rie Plattner and J Y Cohen and Albert David and M. P. Qu{\'e}r{\'e} and J-C Le N{\'e}el}, journal={Archives françaises de pédiatrie}, year={1990}, volume={47 1}, pages={13-5} }