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Sonographic features of decidualized ovarian endometriosis suspicious for malignancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15459936     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The discovery of an ovarian mass during pregnancy is often a difficult issue because of the risk related to surgical intervention during pregnancy. Moreover, ultrasound examination is often unable to provide a definitive diagnosis. A case of decidualized ovarian endometriosis is presented to highlight the challenges in this diagnosis. We report the transvaginal ultrasound findings, including color Doppler examination, magnetic resonance characteristics and tumor marker longitudinal evaluation during the first trimester of pregnancy, as well as the final histological characteristics of the lesion. Decidualization is a rare occurrence in ovarian endometriosis and must be differentiated from malignant transformation.
E Fruscella; A C Testa; G Ferrandina; R Manfredi; G F Zannoni; M Ludovisi; M Malaggese; G Scambia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0960-7692     ISO Abbreviation:  Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2004 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-10-07     Completed Date:  2005-04-11     Revised Date:  2005-12-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9108340     Medline TA:  Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  578-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Gynecology, Catholic University, Campobasso, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Endometriosis / ultrasonography*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Ovarian Cysts / surgery,  ultrasonography*
Ovarian Neoplasms / ultrasonography*
Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic / surgery,  ultrasonography*
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color / methods
Ultrasonography, Prenatal / methods
Comment In:
Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Sep;26(3):304-6   [PMID:  16116569 ]

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