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These guidelines do not establish a standard of care to be followed in every case. It is recognized that each case is different and those individuals involved in providing health care are expected to use their judgment in determining what is in the best interests of the patient based on the circumstances existing at the time. It is impossible to anticipate all possible situations that may exist and to prepare guidelines for each. Accordingly, these guidelines should guide care with the understanding that departures from them may be required at times.

Objective of the Clinical Pathway

The objective of the Ovarian Torsion Clinical Pathway is to provide standards of care for patients presenting with signs and symptoms of ovarian torsion. The aim of this pathway is to minimize variation of care through guidance for evaluation and treatment for ovarian torsion.

Target Users

Physicians (Emergency Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Ambulatory, Fellows, Residents); Nurse Practitioners; Nurses



Ovarian Torsion

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