Skilled US imaging of the adnexal mass
Part 1: Starting Point
Whether you scan the patient yourself or refer her to an ultrasonography lab, you need to be able to identify both physiologic and pathologic structures.
Part 2: The non-neoplastic mass
From simple cysts to endometriomas, nonneoplastic ovarian masses can be identified through ultrasonographic observation of their essential traits.
Part 3: Ovarian neoplasms
Not all neoplasms represent cancer, and some have overlapping sonographic characteristics. Here’s what you need to know to differentiate what is benign from what is malignant.
Part 4: The fallopian tubes
The tubes shed some of their mystery during interrogation by ultrasonography, which can highlight abnormalities such as inflammation, infection, torsion, and cancer.
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