Transabdominal ultrasound examination in gynecology

Authors: Michal 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


To present structured guidelines to transabdominal ultrasound examination in gynecology.

Practical guide.

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.

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.


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