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Adnexal masses have a range of gynecologic and nongynecologic etiologies. Patients with abdominal or pelvic pain, increased abdominal size or bloating, and difficulty eating or rapid satiety more than 12 times during the past year should be evaluated for ovarian cancer. Serial ultrasonography and cancer antigen 125 testing in appropriate patients can assist in differentiating between benign and malignant causes of a mass.
Adnexal masses represent a spectrum of conditions from gynecologic and nongynecologic sources. They may be benign or malignant. The initial detection and evaluation of an adnexal mass requires a high index of suspicion, a thorough history and physical examination, and careful attention to subtle his...
May 1, 2008 Issue
ACOG Releases Guidelines on Management of Adnexal Masses [Practice Guidelines]
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has created guidelines for the management of adnexal masses.
Adnexal masses are frequently found in both symptomatic and asymptomatic women. In premenopausal women, physiologic follicular cysts and corpus luteum cysts are the most common adnexal masses, but the possibility of ectopic pregnancy must always be considered. Other masses in this age group include ...