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Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2011 Mar;38(1):85-114, viii. doi: 10.1016/j.ogc.2011.02.005.

Ultrasound evaluation of gynecologic causes of pelvic pain.

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  • 1Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520-8042, USA. lcicchiello@gmail.com

Abstract

Ultrasound should be considered the first-line imaging modality of choice in women presenting with acute or chronic pelvic pain of suspected gynecologic or obstetric origin because many, if not most, gynecologic/obstetric causes of pelvic pain are easily diagnosed on ultrasound examination. Since the clinical presentation of gynecologic causes of pelvic pain overlaps with gastrointestinal and genitourinary pathology, referral to CT or MRI, especially in pregnant patients, should be considered if the US examination is nondiagnostic.

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