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Adnexal Masses: Characterization of Benign Adnexal Masses

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MRI and CT of the Female Pelvis

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Pelvic MR imaging is the best second-line technique to characterize indeterminate or complex adnexal masses detected at transvaginal ultrasonography. The aim of this text is to explain the added value of MR and CT in the diagnostic management of a slightly symptomatic indeterminate or complex adnexal mass. The objectives of this chapter are to describe the place of MR imaging and CT imaging and to learn how to combine features from morphologic and functional sequences to accurately diagnose an adnexal mass.

The analysis is divided into two steps: The first step is to estimate the risk of malignancy based on the ADNEX MR Scoring system or EURAD score and the second step is to suggest an histopathological hypothesis combining EURAD score with the age of the patient and the morphology of the tumor.

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Thomassin-Naggara, I., Fedida, B., Kermarrec, E. (2017). Adnexal Masses: Characterization of Benign Adnexal Masses. In: Forstner, R., Cunha, T.M., Hamm, B. (eds) MRI and CT of the Female Pelvis. Medical Radiology(). Springer, Cham.

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