A Tale of 2 Torsions: Ovarian Torsion in Infants and Toddlers

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Abstract

Abdominal pain is a common chief complaint in both the emergency department and the primary care setting. Although most patients are ultimately diagnosed with benign self-limited conditions, the differential diagnosis in infants and toddlers does include ovarian torsion. In this article, we present 2 cases involving female infants younger than 18 months who were found to have ovarian torsion during evaluation in our pediatric emergency department. We discuss the clinical presentation, risk factors, diagnosis, management, and potential long-term complications of ovarian torsion, with special attention to the younger population.

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