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Adnexal Masses in Pregnancy: A Review

[ Vol. 15 , Issue. 1 ]

Author(s):

Megan Pagan*, Heather Jinks and Karen Wilson   Pages 57 - 63 ( 7 )

Abstract:


Diagnosis of adnexal masses in pregnancy has been increasing due to the routine use of obstetric ultrasound examinations. The clinical course varies widely based on the symptomatology, gestational age and ultrasound characteristics of the adnexal mass. Most adnexal masses identified in pregnancy are benign and resolve spontaneously. Complications, although relatively rare, can occur and include torsion, rupture and malignancy. This review will discuss the epidemiology, diagnosis, evaluation and management of adnexal masses during pregnancy.

Keywords:

Adnexal mass, ovarian cyst, pregnancy, adnexal torsion, ovarian torsion, tumor markers in pregnancy, ovarian malignancy in pregnancy, adnexal ultrasound characteristics.

Affiliation:

Womack Army Medical Center Residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2817 Reilly Road, Fort Bragg, NC 28307, Womack Army Medical Center Residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2817 Reilly Road, Fort Bragg, NC 28307, Womack Army Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, 2817 Reilly Road, Fort Bragg, NC 28307

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