A 12-yr girl has been treated successfully for torsion ovarian cyst at a private hospital here recently. Ovarian Torsion is a condition when an ovary becomes twisted around the tissues that supports it.
Giving information today , Dr. Ibha, sr. consultant-gynecology, Alchemist Hospital said that girl was admitted with acute pain in abdomen. Ultrasound and clinical investigation revealed a large ovarian cyst with torsion (twisted ovary).
She underwent immediate laparoscopic surgery which involved ovarian ditorsion(untwist) and cystectomy (removal of cyst). Inappropriately all attempts were made to save the ovary and avoid spillage of ovarian fluid. Postoperative period was uneventful, said Dr Ibha adding ovarian torsion is a medical emergency. If not treated quickly, it can result in loss of an ovary.
Dr. Ibha further informed that any surgery for ovarian cyst in children and adolescent should be carried out by a gynecologist with appropriate surgical skill to reduce the need for an unnecessary opening of abdomen or removal of ovaries.