Laparoscopic detorsion of the ovary in ovarian hyperstimulat
Ovarian torsion in ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is a relatively rare but serious complication in pregnant women. A delay in treatment increases the risk for functional loss of the ovary and early termination of pregnancy. In this report, we present the case of a 40-year-old female with OHSS who experienced ovarian torsion that was successfully treated with laparoscopic detorsion.

A 40-year-old pregnant woman in the 6th week of gestation who had conceived following in vitro fertilization presented to us with severe and persistent lower abdominal pain. Ultrasound examination revealed a viable singleton intrauterine pregnancy and bilateral enlarged ovaries with scanty ascites. Approximately 14 h after symptom onset, exploratory laparoscopy was performed. The right ovary was found to be twisted once around over the pedicle, and laparoscopic detorsion was completed. Postoperative follow-up was uneventful, and she successfully delivered a healthy infant at 38 weeks of gestation.

Source: International Journal of Surgery case report

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