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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2018 (2018), Article ID 8784958, 4 pages
Case Report

Oophoropexy for Recurrent Ovarian Torsion

Saint Mary’s Hospital, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WL, UK

Correspondence should be addressed to Jennifer Hartley

Received 23 August 2017; Revised 29 December 2017; Accepted 11 January 2018; Published 6 February 2018

Academic Editor: Svein Rasmussen

Copyright © 2018 Jennifer Hartley et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A 31-year-old nulliparous patient presents with a three-day history of right sided colicky abdominal pain and associated nausea. This patient has previously presented twice with right sided ovarian torsion with the background of polycystic ovaries in the last two consecutive years. Blood tests were normal. Due to previous history, there was a high index of clinical suspicion that this may be a further torsion. Therefore, the patient was taken to theatre for a diagnostic laparoscopy and a further right sided ovarian torsion was noted. At this time, oophoropexy was performed to the uterosacral ligament to prevent further torsion in order to preserve the patients’ fertility. In this article, we detail this case and also provide a discussion of ovarian torsion including risk factors, presentation, and current thoughts on management.