Acute pelvic pain is a routine situation in an emergency department. Ultrasonography is classically the first and sometimes the only necessary imaging tool. MRI is the preferred technique in young woman. However, in clinical practice CT is being performed more and more often as the first-line imaging in patients for whom the clinical hypotheses are often not good ones. Many gynaecologic disorders, including pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, adnexal torsion, hemorrhage or rupture, leiomyoma complications, and pregnancy or postpartum complications, demonstrate suggestive CT findings. However, interpretation of these CT findings must take into account the age of the patient and the patient’s hormonal status.
KeywordsFallopian Tube Ectopic Pregnancy Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Uterine Leiomyoma Ovarian Torsion
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