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Ultrasound Imaging of Gynaecologic Organs

  • Stephanie TheEmail author

Abstract

Knowledge of the sonographic anatomy of female pelvic organs is important in the assessment of the pelvic floor. A number of gynaecological conditions can present with urinary incontinence, and the presence of a large pelvic mass may worsen pelvic floor symptoms. This chapter outlines the transabdominal and transvaginal ultrasound techniques of imaging the female pelvic organs for the non-gynaecologist. Examples of common gynaecologic pathologies which may be encountered during pelvic ultrasound imaging are presented.

Keywords

Blue Arrow Endometrial Polyp Cystic Teratoma Endometrial Cavity Pelvic Floor Symptom 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Women’s and Children’s Health Pelvic Floor UnitWestmead HospitalSydneyAustralia

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