OVARIAN TORSION IN POST-PARTUM PERIOD – AN UNUSUAL OCCURRENCE
Dr. Shivani Thakur* and Dr. Saroj Thakur
Ovarian torsion is the fifth most common gynecological emergency requiring surgical management. Its occurrence is unusual in postpartum period. The usual presentation of the entity with acute abdomen may be altered in the postpartum period. Early diagnosis and surgical management help in preventing permanent damage to the ovary and other possible complications like thrombophlebitis and peritonitis. We present a case of 27 years old lady who presented with pain and swelling on right side of abdomen on day 7 of vaginal delivery. However, her symptomatology was not consistent with ovarian torsion. On ultrasonography, possibilities of hematoma and Ovarian torsion were kept. Ovarian torsion was confirmed surgically after which salpingo-oophorectomy was done.
Keywords: Ovarian torsion, Postpartum.
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