Ovarian torsion continues to remain a diagnostic challenge despite advancements in technology. This is an emergency condition in which the patient most often presents with acute pelvic pain. Prompt management is required to save the ovaries.
This talk will focus on the sonographic features of torsion in detail. There are many ultrasound features that are commonly seen but are less specific and therefore not very useful in diagnosis. There are, however, three specific features of torsion, namely the ëWhirlpool Signí, the ëFollicular Ring Signí and ëAbsent Doppler Flowsí, with which the diagnosis of ovarian torsion can be significantly improved. These will be covered in detail.
Following ovarian torsion, a few slides will cover non-ovarian torsion which includes the torsion of a hydrosalpinx and paraovarian cyst.