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Diagnostic evaluation of ovarian torsion: An analysis of pediatric patients using the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample.

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Rialon, KL; Wolf, S; Routh, JC; Adibe, OO
Published in: Am J Surg
April 2017

BACKGROUND: Ultrasonography (US) is the diagnostic modality of choice during work-up for ovarian torsion, although computed tomography (CT) may be used. We examined the utilization of CT in girls with ovarian torsion, and determined which patients are most likely to undergo this study. METHODS: The Nationwide Emergency Department Sample dataset was searched for patients <18 years who presented with ovarian torsion from 2006 to 2012. Hospitals were categorized by the volume of pediatric patients seen. RESULTS: A total of 1279 patients were identified. Seven hundred twelve (56%) were seen at adult hospitals, 154 (12%) at pediatric privileged, and 413 (32%) at pediatric hospitals. Patients cared for in a pediatric or pediatric privileged hospital had more US alone performed to diagnose ovarian torsion (p < 0.01). CONCLUSIONS: Girls seen at pediatric hospitals are more likely to undergo US for work-up of ovarian torsion.

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Am J Surg

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EISSN

1879-1883

Publication Date

April 2017

Volume

213

Issue

4

Start / End Page

637 / 639

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Ultrasonography
  • Torsion Abnormality
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Surgery
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Ovarian Diseases
  • Humans
  • Hospitals, Pediatric
  • Female
 

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Rialon, K. L., Wolf, S., Routh, J. C., & Adibe, O. O. (2017). Diagnostic evaluation of ovarian torsion: An analysis of pediatric patients using the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample. Am J Surg, 213(4), 637–639. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2016.11.021
Rialon, Kristy L., Steven Wolf, Jonathan C. Routh, and Obinna O. Adibe. “Diagnostic evaluation of ovarian torsion: An analysis of pediatric patients using the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample.Am J Surg 213, no. 4 (April 2017): 637–39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2016.11.021.
Rialon, Kristy L., et al. “Diagnostic evaluation of ovarian torsion: An analysis of pediatric patients using the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample.Am J Surg, vol. 213, no. 4, Apr. 2017, pp. 637–39. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.amjsurg.2016.11.021.
Journal cover image

Published In

Am J Surg

DOI

EISSN

1879-1883

Publication Date

April 2017

Volume

213

Issue

4

Start / End Page

637 / 639

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Ultrasonography
  • Torsion Abnormality
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Surgery
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Ovarian Diseases
  • Humans
  • Hospitals, Pediatric
  • Female