Transabdominal ultrasound examination in gynecology


Authors: M. Zikán ;  D. Fischerová;  J. Sláma;  I. Pinkavová;  D. Cibula
Authors‘ workplace: Onkogynekologické centrum, Gynekologicko-porodnická klinika 1. LF UK a VFN, Praha, přednosta prof. MUDr. A. Martan, DrSc.
Published in: Ceska Gynekol 2011; 76(4): 252-257

Overview

Objective:
To present structured guidelines to transabdominal ultrasound examination in gynecology.

Subject:
Practical guide.

Setting:
Oncogynecological Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Charles University in Prague – First Faculty of Medicine and General Faculty Hospital, Prague.

Subject and method:
After having gone over the now-a-days literature and summarized our experience, we present description of normal and more frequent and common pathological findings on transabdominal ultrasound.

Conclusion:
Entire examination takes usually a couple of minutes, but gives much more information to distinguish between potential causes of patient’s difficulties and allows for focusing an adequate diagnostic and therapeutic management.

Key words:
transabdominal ultrasound, differential diagnostics.


Sources

1. Berek, JS., et al. Novak’s gynecology. 13th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2002, 1432 p.

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4. Timmerman, D., et al. Ultrasound and endoscopic surgery in obstetrics and gynaecology – a combined approach to diagnosis and treatment. London: Springer, 2003, 344 p.

5. Timor-Tritsch, IE., et al. Transvaginal sonographic markers of tubal inflammatory disease. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol, 1998, 12, p. 56–66.

Labels
Paediatric gynaecology Gynaecology and obstetrics Reproduction medicine
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