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Clinical experience of adnexal torsion:
Evaluation of 143 cases
Mahmut Erdemoglu, Umur Kuyumcuoglu and Ali Irfan Guzel

We conducted this retrospective study to evaluate the outcomes, indications and post-operative findings of adnexal torsion cases and compared the features of benign cystic teratoma with the other cases. We analyzed a series of 143 cases of adnexal torsion from 2000 to 2009 at current clinic, retrospectively. The data were collected from the patient’s specific files and hospital records descriptively. The demographic characteristics, sonographic findings and post-operative invention were evaluated. Statistical analyses were carried out by using the statistical packages for SPSS 15.0 for Windows (SPSS Inc., Chicago, IL, USA). A total of 143 cases were operated for adnexal torsion during the study period at our clinic. The clinical and demographic characteristics of the cases are shown in table 1. Of all patients, forty of them were diagnosed as benign cystic teratoma and this group of the adnexal torsion cases had statistically different gravity, mass size and torsion number from the non- benign cystic teratoma group. Age was not a statistically different between two groups. According to this study, benign cystic teratoma increases risk of adnexal torsion. When detecting benign cystic teratoma the patients should be informed about the risk of torsion and explained the signs of this situation. The early diagnosis and appropriate surgical management of adnexal torsion is the only way to prevent complications and to preserve future fertility. Being aware of the different sonographic findings of torsionated adnexa may assist in the correct diagnosis of these patients.

Keywords: benign cystic teratoma, adnexal torsion, clinical features

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