Torsion of an Ovarian Cyst in Pregnancy

  • S. Bello
  • K. Tunau
  • B. Bello
  • K. Abdullahi
  • B. Ugege
  • E. Ukwu
Keywords: Torsion, Ovarian Cyst, Pregnancy


Torsion of the ovary is the partial or total rotation of the ovary over its pedicle. It is unusual for it to occur in the second trimester. We report a case  of a 35year old G10P9+0A7 at 17weeks gestation who presented with acute severe abdominal pain. She was found to have an ovarian cyst in pregnancy. She had Exploratory Laparotomy where a huge gangrenous cyst was found and Salpingoophorectomy was performed. The pregnancy continued without any problems. The histology report showed a Simple Cyst.

Key words: Torsion, Ovarian Cyst, Pregnancy


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