Children's Hospital Colorado

Ovarian Torsion Clinical Pathway

The Ovarian Torsion clinical pathway standardizes diagnostic approach for patients with suspected ovarian torsion.

Ovarian Torsion Clinical Pathway

About our Ovarian Torsion clinical pathway

Ovarian torsion clinical pathway offers best practice recommendations for patients with symptoms concerning for ovarian torsion including diagnostic strategies, pain control, observation and follow-up.

This pathway was created by our multidisciplinary team of experts, including emergency medicine, pediatric gynecology, radiology, surgery, pharmacy and hospital medicine providers.

The pathway uses the best available evidence to offer risk stratification strategy for clinical and radiographic evaluation of patients with suspected ovarian torsion.

Highlights include:

  • Ultrasound based risk stratification
  • Symptom control and reassessment
  • Observation approach

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