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Adnexal torsion leading to death of an infant.
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PMID:  18794026     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Torsion of the uterine adnexa is an uncommon occurrence in infants, but when it does occur, the consequences may be catastrophic. CASE: A 4-month-old female presented with sudden cardiac and respiratory arrest. There were no prior signs of illness. The infant was resuscitated and survived for one day after the event. Autopsy revealed a left ovarian cyst with torsion. Necrosis of the transverse colon was also seen. Other organs revealed signs of shock. The cause of death was felt to be related to the torsion. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION: Torsion of the uterine adnexa is rare in infants. In the few reported cases, antecedent symptoms were present. Clinicians should be aware of this possibility and include it in the differential diagnosis of death in infancy.
V A Fitzhugh; J R Shaikh; D S Heller
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1873-4332     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-16     Completed Date:  2009-01-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9610774     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  295-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry- New Jersey Medical School, Newark NJ 07103, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adnexal Diseases / mortality,  pathology*
Fallopian Tubes / pathology*
Fatal Outcome
Ovarian Cysts / mortality,  pathology*
Torsion Abnormality / mortality,  pathology

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