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Folicular reserve changes in torsion-detorsion of the ovary: an experimental study.

Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2014 Jun;177:126-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2014.03.029. Epub 2014 Apr 8.

Yucel B1, Usta TA2, Kaya E3, Turgut H4, Ates U5.
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Acibadem Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey.2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bagcilar Training and Research Hospital, Bagcilar, Istanbul, Turkey. Electronic address: tanerusta74@yahoo.com.3Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bagcilar Training and Research Hospital, Bagcilar, Istanbul, Turkey.4Department of Pathology, Bakirkoy Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, Bakirkoy, Turkey.5Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Haseki Training and Research Hospital, Bagcilar, Istanbul, Turkey.
Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol
ABSTRACT
OBJECTIVE: We assess follicular reserve changes by follicle count in torsion-detorsion rat model.STUDY DESIGN: 30 albino rats were randomly divided into 3 groups: sham group (SG), detorsion after 24-hour torsion group (24hTG) and detorsion after 72-hour torsion group (72hTG). Ovaries were torsioned and fixed. They were untwisted 24 and 72h later. Oophorectomies were performed at 14th day after detorsion. Tissue damage scoring and follicle counts were evaluated microscopically.RESULTS: Tissue damage scores (TDSs) were higher in 72hTG and 24hTG compared to SG. In addition, as we increase torsion duration, TDSs also increased. There was no statistically significant difference in follicle numbers (primordial, primary, secondary and tertiary).CONCLUSION: Duration of torsion and intensity of ovarian damage do not affect follicular reserve in a rat model. Regardless of their macroscopic appearance, ovaries maintain their follicle reserves after torsion. Thus, surgeons should be reassured and encouraged to untwist torsioned ovaries rather than removing them.Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Full Text Source: Elsevier Science
PMID:24774035 | http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24774035

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