Torsion but not torsion! An uncommon case report.


abdominal pain, ischaemic gut, band adhesions, ovarian torsion, surgical diagnosis

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Ramakrishman, G. ., & Pouryaha, P. (2021). Torsion but not torsion! An uncommon case report. Mediterranean Journal of Emergency Medicine, (29). Retrieved from


In Australia, abdominal and pelvic pain are the single most common presenting complaint to the Emergency department (ED) accounting for 4.4% of all ED visits [1]. Mesenteric ischemia is generally seen in the elderly patients with underlying atherosclerotic or embolic occlusive diseases and it’s uncommon in young adults who don’t typically have anyassociated comorbidities such as cardiac dysrhythmia or coronary artery disease, therefore the diagnosis of mesenteric ischemia particularly in young females, is often delayed or misinterpreted. However, there are few differential diagnoses in this cohort (i.e. ectopic pregnancy, ovarian torsion and ruptured ovarian cysts) which need to be considered and excluded emergently. Here we present an uncommon presentation of sudden onset abdominal pain in a young woman with acute presentation
of bowel ischemia



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