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Ovarian Suspension in Massive Ovarian Edema


Thorp, John M., Jr.; Wells, Steven R.; & Droegemueller, William (1990). Ovarian Suspension in Massive Ovarian Edema. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 76(5 Pt. 2), 912-914.


Massive ovarian edema is an uncommon condition found in young women that is speculated to occur as a result of incomplete ovarian torsion. We present the second patient to our knowledge to undergo ovarian suspension as a treatment for this condition. This approach succeeded after ovarian wedge resection had failed. Our patient remained symptom-free at 1 year of follow-up. Ovarian suspension should be considered when this pathologic entity is diagnosed.


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Obstetrics & Gynecology


Thorp, John M., Jr.
Wells, Steven R.
Droegemueller, William