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Gaceta Médica Boliviana

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MAITA Q., Freddy  and  DAZA U., Nelly. Adnexal torsion in pregnancy: preliminary clinical experience to conservative management. Gac Med Bol [online]. 2018, vol.41, n.1, pp.06-09. ISSN 1012-2966.

Objetive: describe the usefulness of clinical signs, ultrasound and color Doppler for diagnosis and subsequent management in pregnancy. Method: retrospective observational study of 5 clinical cases initially diagnosed as torsion of pedicle of adnexal cyst and pregnancy, undergoing surgery management. Results: in 80% a correct preoperative diagnosis was made. In all cases, the direct sign of pedicle torsion was identified preoperatively, There was a false positive case of patient with the classic triad and very little vascular flow in its wall, interpreted as an indirect sign of pedicle torsion not corroborated in surgery. In 1 torsion case of pedicle of adnexal cyst, normal Color Doppler signal was identified in the cyst wall. Conclusion: ultrasound scan and clinical diagnosis correlated almost with all cases of adnexal cyst pedicle torsion in pregnancy. The Color Doppler did not provide more information than that obtained by the clinic and the ultrasound. The surgical management by laparotomy brought with it some complications such as the loss of the committed annex, abortion, longer hospital stay.

Keywords : adnexal torsion; pregnancy; Doppler color; power Doppler.

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