Hong Kong Med J 2010;16:304-6 | Number 4, August 2010
Torsion of a nongravid myomatous uterus: radiological features and literature review
Shiobhon Y Luk, John LY Leung, ML Cheung, S So, SH Fung, Sunny CS Cheng
Department of Radiology, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Chai Wan, Hong Kong
Torsion of the nongravid uterus is a rare but potentially fatal acute abdominal condition. The non-specific clinical presentation of this condition makes preoperative diagnosis difficult. We describe a patient with uterine torsion in whom the diagnosis was made using contrast-enhanced computed tomography with multiplanar reconstruction. Features of uterine torsion and its complications can be demonstrated by computed tomography, which is an important means of making a preoperative diagnosis.
Key words: Myoma; Tomography, X-ray computed; Torsion abnormality; Uterine neoplasms
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