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Ovarian torsion - a gynaecological emergency

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Dr Hajeb Kamali, Professor David Cahill, Dr Qassem Shehab
Foundation Years Journal, volume 8, issue 7, p.76 (123Doc Education, London, July 2014)


A 31 year old female attends the emergency department with a 7-hour history of severe right sided pelvic pain. She reports a constant crampy background ache with intermittent waves of stabbing pain lasting minutes at a time, which she rates at 10/10 in severity. She also reports new onset nausea and has vomited twice.

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Dr Hajeb Kamali

School of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Severn Deanery
Health Education South West
Severn Postgraduate Medical Education
Deanery House Unit D - Vantage Business Park
Old Gloucester Road
Bristol, BS16 1GW

Professor David Cahill

Professor Of Reproductive Medicine & Medical
University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation trust
Gynaecology outpatients
St Michael’s Hospital
Southwell Street
Bristol, BS2 8EG

Dr Qassem Shehab

Obstetrics & Gynaecology Specialist Registrar, Severn Deanery
School of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Severn Deanery
Health Education South West
Severn Postgraduate Medical Education
Deanery House Unit D - Vantage Business Park
Old Gloucester Road, Bristol, BS16 1GW


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