Ultrasound Evaluation of Gynecologic Causes of Pelvic Pain

Lawrence A. Cicchiello, Ulrike Maria Hamper, Leslie M. Scoutt

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Abstract

Ultrasound should be considered the first-line imaging modality of choice in women presenting with acute or chronic pelvic pain of suspected gynecologic or obstetric origin because many, if not most, gynecologic/obstetric causes of pelvic pain are easily diagnosed on ultrasound examination. Since the clinical presentation of gynecologic causes of pelvic pain overlaps with gastrointestinal and genitourinary pathology, referral to CT or MRI, especially in pregnant patients, should be considered if the US examination is nondiagnostic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-114
Number of pages30
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011

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Keywords

  • Gynecologic
  • Obstetric
  • Pelvic pain
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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