Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 7, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

A Ten-Year-Old Girl with a Rare Cause of Acute Abdominal Pain

Sanne Algra and Paul JQ van der Linden*

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Deventer Hospital, Deventer, The Netherlands

*Correspondance to: Paul JQ van der Linden 

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Acute abdominal pain is often encountered during childhood and there are many causes for it. In this case report, a girl presented with vomiting and acute abdominal pain in the lower right side of her abdomen. Ovarian torsion is a rare diagnosis and is a gynecologic emergency. The clinical findings can vary and are non-specific, making it a diagnostic challenge. Most of the time, ovarian torsion occurs in women during their reproductive years. Transabdominal ultrasound can be of pivotal importance for the diagnosis. Laparoscopic detorsion and recovering the blood flow of the ovary is the initial treatment. A timely surgical intervention should be done to prevent the ovary from ischemia and necrosis for a favorable outcome.


Ovarian torsion; Ovarium detorsion; Acute abdominal pain; Transabdominal ultrasound; Laparoscopy


Algra S, van der Linden PJQ. A Ten- Year-Old Girl with a Rare Cause of Acute Abdominal Pain. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2022; 7: 2148..

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