Paras Bliss, Panchkula – Specialise d Mother and Child care Hospital of Tricity – successfully treated a 30 yrs old women of ovarian cysts, twisted ovaries and shooting abdominal pain by performing a path breaking Scarless Laparoscopic Surgery. Ms Pallavi Prashant was provided with the specialised treatment with ensured her quick recovery and mobility, aiding her to join back work in a week post surgery.
Ms Pallavi came to the hospital with severe pain in the lower abdomen. The pain was so severe that she experienced fainting spells and disability due to the same. She tried to take few over the counter pain killers, however, nothing seemed to help her. On arrival, the doctors at Paras Bliss first conducted a pregnancy test to rule out any maternity issues. Post ruling out pregnancy, an ultrasound examination highlighted a huge ovarian cyst of 10*6*7 cms on the left side of the ovary. The cyst was big and was associated with some other solid components as well. The doctors suggested Torsion of the ovarian cyst as the cause of the abdominal pain.
According to Dr Monica Agarwal, Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology, Paras Bliss Hospital Panchkula, “A twisted ovary, or ovarian torsion, occurs when an ovary flops down and rotates, cutting off its own blood supply in the process. Ovarian torsion is most common among women of childbearing age as with young women, the tissue is more flexible, and the ovary can move and twist with hormonal changes. Though it’s possible for cyst-free ovaries to become twisted, having a cyst or a mass makes it far more likely for torsion to happen as a cyst can place unequal weight on the organ, prompting it to turn. Women who are on fertility treatments are also likely to go through ovarian torsion.”
Post also checking the ovary for cancer markers an MRI was done which clearly highlighted how the ovaries had flipped. The imaging highlighted that the left ovary had torsed and was lying in front of the right ovary. Pallavi was suggested Laparoscopic Surgery to remove the cyst, the pressure caused by the same and put the ovaries back in shape.
During surgery, only 3 small incisions were made in her lower abdomen through which the instruments were inserted and the cyst removal or cystectomy was performed. Post 6 hours of surgery, Pallavi was allowed oral intake and just after 24 hrs, she was fit to be discharged.
Dr Monica also shares, “Ovarian torsion is not that a common issue. However, the common signs and symptoms include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting along with abdominal tenderness. On abdominal ultrasound, an enlarged ovary is seen in numerous cases. However, the positive aspect is the choice and the availability of Laparoscopic Surgery. Laparoscopy is an exceptional technique that provides faster recovery, less blood loss, less chances of infection, fast hospital discharge and less medications. The patient, especially working women, can get back to their routine early with no scars on their body. At Paras Bliss, we have performed numerous cases through the same technique.”
Paras Bliss Hospital is a state of the art Mother & Child Care Centre located in Panchkula. The hospital also specialises in laparoscopic surgeries and has over the past few years conducted several complex cases successfully.