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Cielma Tara,  Adeyiga Adebunmi,  Bandarkar Anjum

Final Pr. ID: Poster #: EDU-022

Adnexal torsion is one of the most common gynecologic surgical emergencies. Delayed diagnosis could result in tissue necrosis, leading to loss of ovarian function and impaired fertility.

The goals of this exhibit are:
1. Review the anatomy of the female pelvis.
2. Discuss the incidence, risk factors, and clinical characteristics of adnexal torsion.
3. Describe the technical approach of performing pelvic ultrasound.
4. Illustrate the sonographic imaging spectrum of adnexal torsion.
5. Discuss diagnostic criteria of adnexal torsion.
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Authors:  Cielma Tara , Adeyiga Adebunmi , Bandarkar Anjum

Keywords:  adnexal torsion, ovarian torsion, fallopian tube

Karakas S Pinar,  Udayasankar Unni,  Park Ellen S,  Kammen Bamidele,  Su Wendy,  Kim Sunghoon,  Hui Thomas,  Chung Taylor

Final Pr. ID: Poster #: EDU-035

Adnexal torsion is a common emergency room query in young girls and teenagers presenting with pelvic pain. It is a consequence of an underlying adnexal lesion or to anatomical laxity of the suspensory/anchoring ligaments. Clinical symptoms at presentation can be confusing and nonspecific, yet prompt diagnosis and surgical intervention are essential to save the adnexa. Radiology plays a crucial role in the diagnosis of adnexal torsion. Our exhibit will review and promote the rapid MRI as the first line, one-stop imaging in the diagnosis of adnexal torsion and other causes of pelvic pain. Some cases will be presented with initial ultrasound images and demonstrate how MRI increased the confidence in the diagnosis. All presented cases have pathology correlation and or operative reports and follow-up imaging. We will show various cases of ovarian and tubal torsions and their mimickers. In particular, we include torsions due to anatomical laxity of the suspensory ligaments, resulting from tubo-ovarian cysts and solid adnexal masses as well as cases of isolated tubal torsions.

Table of Contents/Outline:

Review of the embryology and anatomy of adnexa including suspensory/ anchoring ligaments.
Review pathophysiology and progression of ovarian torsion
Review rapid motion insensitive high-resolution MRI protocol for adnexal torsion
Review hallmark imaging findings of adnexal torsion with MRI (with accompanying ultrasound comparison in some cases)
Review MRI findings of adnexal viability and demise
Review multiple MRI examples of adnexal torsion and its mimickers
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Authors:  Karakas S Pinar , Udayasankar Unni , Park Ellen S , Kammen Bamidele , Su Wendy , Kim Sunghoon , Hui Thomas , Chung Taylor

Keywords:  Adnexal Torsion, Tubal Torsion, Rapid MRI

Jackson Dana,  Gould Sharon,  Reichard Kirk,  Epelman Monica

Final Pr. ID: Poster #: EDU-059

Tubo-ovarian abscesses are uncommon and are usually associated with pelvic inflammatory disease secondary to sexually transmitted disease; however, there has been a small number of reported cases occurring in non-sexually active girls. A series of six virginal girls with tubo-ovarian abscesses is presented for discussion of the clinical circumstances, imaging findings and diagnostic difficulties encountered in this uncommon diagnosis. Read More

Authors:  Jackson Dana , Gould Sharon , Reichard Kirk , Epelman Monica

Keywords:  Tubo-ovarian, adnexal, abscess, appendicitis