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Adnexal Masses Pregnancy

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By Chad Klauser Maternal Fetal Medicine physician in NYC
William Goh, Justin Bohrer, Ivica Zalud
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: With the increased use of ultrasonography in the first trimester, up to 1% of all pregnancies are diagnosed with an adnexal mass. Yet, the management of asymptomatic adnexal masses in pregnancy continues to be controversial as management guidelines are mainly based on case-control or observational studies. The purpose of this article was to review the recent literature and provide clinical guidance on patient management. RECENT FINDINGS: This review will highlight the increasing sensitivity of ultrasound imaging in diagnosing the rare malignant lesion, allowing for antenatal expectant management of benign asymptomatic adnexal masses until delivery or postpartum...
April 2014: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
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