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ESUR guidelines for MR imaging of the sonographically indeterminate adnexal mass: an algorithmic approach.
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PMID:  19760417     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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A significant proportion of adnexal masses detected by sonography are indeterminate. Either their organ of origin is uncertain or it is unclear whether their nature is benign or malignant. MR imaging of the sonographically indeterminate adnexal mass can resolve most of these uncertainties. Most indeterminate masses result from common benign conditions and women with such masses can avoid unnecessary or inappropriate surgery. For the minority of women whose masses are malignant, use of MR imaging rather than a 'wait and watch' strategy of repeat ultrasound (US) results in a more timely diagnosis. There are simple diagnostic steps in the MR imaging assessment which direct an algorithmic and problem-solving approach based on signal characteristics and morphology. MR imaging should provide a more timely diagnosis and, thereby, guide the management of the patient with reduced costs of investigation and treatment.
Authors:
John A Spencer; Rosmarie Forstner; Teresa M Cunha; Karen Kinkel;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2009-9-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  European radiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-1084     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Radiol     Publication Date:  2009 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-9-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9114774     Medline TA:  Eur Radiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology, St. James's University Hospital, Beckett Street, Leeds, LS9 7TF, UK, johnaspencer50@hotmail.com.
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