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Current Women`s Health Reviews


ISSN (Print): 1573-4048
ISSN (Online): 1875-6581

Review Article

Non-Gynecologic Causes of Adnexal/Pelvic Masses

Author(s): Michelle L. Gainty* and Christina Jones

Volume 15, Issue 1, 2019

Page: [46 - 49] Pages: 4

DOI: 10.2174/1573404814666180406145415

Price: $65


Pelvic masses can pose a diagnostic dilemma with a broad differential to include both gynecological and non-gynecologic etiologies. While the initial instinct may be to search for gynecologic causes for the female patient, non-gynecologic etiologies must be considered as well. The presentation can be similar amongst many different causes of pelvic masses and imaging is generally required for further assessment to determine if the mass is intra- or extraperitoneal. The etiology of adnexal masses covers several subspecialties: gynecology, urology, gastroenterology, neurology, and oncology. For this reason, it is important for all to be aware of the differential diagnosis for pelvic masses.

Keywords: Adnexal mass, non-gynecologic, non-ovarian, pelvic mass, pelvic metastases, diverticulum, nerve sheath tumors.

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