Ultrasonography of the adolescent female pelvis

Melissa R. Spevak, Harris L. Cohen

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Abstract

Ultrasound of the adolescent female pelvis is the imaging method of choice for most medical problems presenting with symptoms and signs referable to this area. Recognizing the transition from child to mature female and its manifestations are crucial in directing the workup and interpreting the sonographic findings. A description of the normal anatomy and physiology of the pelvic organs is followed by a discussion of the clinical and imaging findings in primary and secondary amenorrhea, pelvic pain, and pelvic masses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-288
Number of pages14
JournalUltrasound Quarterly
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2002

Keywords

  • Amenorrhea
  • Female adolescent
  • Inflammation Neoplasm
  • Ovary
  • Pelvic organs
  • Torsion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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