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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Aravind Kuchkuntla, M.B.B.S[2]

Overview

Abdominal ultrasound in a patient with endometriosis is helpful in differentiating endometriosis from other cystic abnormalities. The endometrial lesions have increased vascularity and will demonstrate increased Doppler flow. Transvaginal ultrasound is more sensitive.

Ultrasound

Scar endometriosis (Case courtesy of Dr Maulik S Patel, Radiopaedia.org, rID: 13178)


Ultrasound showing anterior abdominal wall endometriosis(Case courtesy of A.Prof Frank Gaillard, Radiopaedia.org, rID: 9395)

References

  1. Grasso RF, Di Giacomo V, Sedati P, Sizzi O, Florio G, Faiella E; et al. (2010). "Diagnosis of deep infiltrating endometriosis: accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging and transvaginal 3D ultrasonography". Abdom Imaging. 35 (6): 716–25. doi:10.1007/s00261-009-9587-7. PMID 19924468.
  2. Dueholm M, Lundorf E (2007). "Transvaginal ultrasound or MRI for diagnosis of adenomyosis". Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 19 (6): 505–12. doi:10.1097/GCO.0b013e3282f1bf00. PMID 18007126.

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