Sonographic and MRI findings in prepubertal adnexal hemorrhagic cyst with torsion

Yilmaz E., Usal C., Kovanlikaya A., KARABAY N.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ULTRASOUND, vol.29, no.3, pp.200-202, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.200-202
  • Keywords: ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging, adnexa, torsion, OVARIAN TORSION, DOPPLER SONOGRAPHY, CT, DIAGNOSIS, TERATOMA
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


Adnexal torsion is rare before menarche. We report the case of a 10-year-old girl with persistent left lower quadrant pain proven by surgery to be caused by adnexal torsion due to a hemorrhagic cyst. Sonography showed a well-defined, complex, predominantly solid mass with some sound through-transmission and a small amount of fluid. The left ovary could not be distinguished from the mass; the right ovary appeared normal. Doppler sonography demonstrated no blood flow within the mass. MRI revealed a circumferential region of high signal intensity in the periphery of the mass and multiple hyperintense foci in the left ovary. (C) 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.