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May 2013 JMIG Cover

JOURNAL SPOTLIGHT: Chronic Subtorsion of the Ovary With Subsequent Ovarian Hypoplasia

Authors: Carlo De Cicco Nardone, Corrado Terranova, Ester Valentina Cafa, Nella Dugo, Paolo Gennari, Francesco Plotti, Roberto Angioli
Citation: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Volume 20, Issue 3, Page 330-331
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Abstract: A 20-year-old woman was referred to our department because of a suspected dermoid ovarian cyst. She reported having chronic pelvic pain for 2 years. A preoperative pelvic ultrasound examination revealed the presence of a 4-cm cyst on the right ovary; however, it was not possible to detect the left ovary. Doppler evaluation of the pelvic vessels was not attempted. Operative laparoscopy confirmed the presence of the 4-cm cyst on the right ovary. The left adnexa was anatomically subverted. The left salpinx and infundibolopelvic ligament were twisted on themselves (torsion 180 degrees) and adherent to the uterine posterior surface. The left ovary was poorly recognized and deeply attached to the right uterosacral ligament.

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