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Current Women`s Health Reviews


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

Review Article

Adnexal Masses in Pregnancy: A Review

Author(s): Megan Pagan*, Heather Jinks and Karen Wilson

Volume 15, Issue 1, 2019

Page: [57 - 63] Pages: 7

DOI: 10.2174/1573404814666180613093107

Price: $65


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.

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