Epidemiology

Ovarian torsion is thought to account for approximately 3% of all gynaecological surgical emergencies.[1][2] The highest incidence of ovarian torsion is in reproductive-age women, with 80% of all cases occurring in females aged <50 years.[3] The post-menopausal period accounts for 24% to 27% of cases of ovarian torsion.[4]

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