Studio ultrasonografico delle masse ovariche benigne

Translated title of the contribution: Ultrasonographic study of the benign ovarian study

L. Caserta, C. Giorlandino, G. Giorda, E. Lucia, Z. Ruggeri, E. Campagnutta

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Most ovarian disorders, are benign, with the majority being functional ovarian cysts and benign neoplasms. They are common in gynecologic practice. They can be found with a 7% prevalence in women more than 50 years old and asymptomatic premenopausal women. Transabdominal or transvaginal ultrasound examination can often aid in diagnosis and risk assessment. Benign ovarian disorders are frequently incidental findings, but they may cause symptoms from hormonal overproduction or mass effects. In addition to symptoms, any ovarian abnormality can raise the specter of malignancy. A thorough knowledge of the spectrum of ovarian disorders is essential to appropriate management. Aim of this article is to describe the most common benign ovarian disorders, focusing on their ultrasound imaging.

Translated title of the contributionUltrasonographic study of the benign ovarian study
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)183-190
Number of pages8
JournalGiornale Italiano di Ostetricia e Ginecologia
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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