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Ultrasound evaluation of gynecologic causes of pelvic pain.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21419329     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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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.
Authors:
Lawrence A Cicchiello; Ulrike M Hamper; Leslie M Scoutt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1558-0474     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet. Gynecol. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709551     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  85-114     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, PO Box 208042, New Haven, CT 06520-8042, USA.
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