Computed tomography of endometriosis

Elliot K Fishman, John C. Scatarige, Faysal A. Saksouk, Neil B. Rosenshein, Stanley S. Siegelman

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Abstract

Six examples of pelvic masses due to endometriosis were detected by computed tomography (CT) in a group of women aged 30-43. Lower abdominal or pelvic pain was the chief complaint in four cases. The ileum and rectosigmoid were routinely opacified with contrast material prior to examina-tion. Endometriosis exhibited a variety of findings including a constricting rectosigmoid mass, a lesion of the pelvic side wall, bowel wall implants, and posthysterectomy pelvic masses. There was no standard CT density: the lesion near the pelvic side wall appeared solid, one cul-de-sac mass appeared solid, and a second had a mixed cystic and solid appearance. Discrete adnexal en-dometriosis appeared as thick-walled cystic masses (two cases) or as a simple cyst (one case). Bowel wall involvement and the pelvic side wall lesion were not successfully identified by ultrasound. It is concluded that CT can play a role in the diagnosis of endometriosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)257-264
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Volume7
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1983

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Endometriosis
Tomography
Pelvic Pain
Ileum
Abdominal Pain
Contrast Media
Cysts

Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvis
  • Uterus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Fishman, E. K., Scatarige, J. C., Saksouk, F. A., Rosenshein, N. B., & Siegelman, S. S. (1983). Computed tomography of endometriosis. Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography, 7(2), 257-264.

Computed tomography of endometriosis. / Fishman, Elliot K; Scatarige, John C.; Saksouk, Faysal A.; Rosenshein, Neil B.; Siegelman, Stanley S.

In: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography, Vol. 7, No. 2, 1983, p. 257-264.

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Fishman, EK, Scatarige, JC, Saksouk, FA, Rosenshein, NB & Siegelman, SS 1983, 'Computed tomography of endometriosis', Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 257-264.
Fishman EK, Scatarige JC, Saksouk FA, Rosenshein NB, Siegelman SS. Computed tomography of endometriosis. Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography. 1983;7(2):257-264.
Fishman, Elliot K ; Scatarige, John C. ; Saksouk, Faysal A. ; Rosenshein, Neil B. ; Siegelman, Stanley S. / Computed tomography of endometriosis. In: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography. 1983 ; Vol. 7, No. 2. pp. 257-264.
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