The laparoscopic approach to uterine adnexal torsion in childhood

Zahavi Cohen, Daniel Shinhar, Gideon Kopernik, Abraham J. Mares

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Seven girls with adnexal torsion (of varying degrees) were treated laparoscopically during a 6-month period. All had associated adnexal pathology. Six had simple follicular cysts (>4 cm in diameter), and one had a 10-cm dermoid cyst. Detorsion with resection of the cyst and preservation of ovarian tissue was performed in all cases. No intraoperative or postoperative complications were encountered. Video-assisted minimally invasive surgery is suitable for the treatment of adnexal pathology in children; the hospitalization period is short, the cosmetic results are excellent, and the return to normal activity is rapid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1557-1559
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1996


  • Uterine adnexa
  • laparoscopy
  • torsion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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