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Current Women`s Health Reviews


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

Review Article

Evaluation and Management of Adnexal Masses in Postmenopausal Women

Author(s): Deepika Nandamuru, Mary K. Collins and Christopher M. Tarney*

Volume 15, Issue 1, 2019

Page: [41 - 45] Pages: 5

DOI: 10.2174/1573404814666180808105454

Price: $65


In the postmenopausal women, adnexal masses can have numerous etiologies. They can range from benign to neoplastic, with origins from a variety of organ systems. The diagnostic work up includes a thorough history, physical exam, as well as potential imaging and laboratory testing. There should be a low threshold for consultations with oncologists when there are cancer concerns. Specifically for gynecologic neoplasms, a referral to a gynecologic oncologist should be strongly considered. In this paper, there is particular attention to ovarian cancer given the gravity of delayed diagnosis.

Keywords: Adnexal mass, postmenopausal, ovarian cancer, ROMA, HE4, CA125, OVA.

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