�Habitual Adnexal Torsions��Recurrence after Two Oophoropexies in a Prepubertal Girl: A Case Report and Review of the Literature Academic Article uri icon


  • Background: Recurrent adnexal torsion rarely affects girls. Various surgical techniques for its prevention are available. We describe a case of recurrent asynchronous bilateral torsions in a prepubertal patient. Case: An 8-year-old girl first presented with a right adnexal torsion and underwent a laparoscopic untwisting. During the following 3 years, 4 additional laparoscopies were required for treatment of left adnexal torsions. Although undergoing bilateral utero-ovarian ligament plication twice, torsion recurred. After examining the various options, we fixated the left ovary to the sidewall just below the pelvic brim. Summary and conclusion: In the absence of clear evidence, treatment should be flexible and dependent on the individual case. Thorough patient education is imperative in order to prevent a delay in diagnosis and treatment of recurrent adnexal torsion.

publication date

  • January 1, 2013