Fast Five Quiz: Are You Prepared to Confront Ovarian Cysts?

Michael E. Rivlin, MD


October 12, 2015

Ultrasonography is the preferred imaging modality for assessing gynecologic structures, given its low cost, availability, and sensitivity in recognizing adnexal cysts and hemoperitoneum. Despite this, ultrasound findings are nonspecific in some instances, particularly after rupture and decompression of a cyst in the setting of apparent physiologic levels of fluid in the pelvis. If ultrasound yields ambiguous results in a patient with significant pain, CT of the pelvis with contrast should be performed.

For more on the workup of patients with suspected ovarian cyst rupture, read here.


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