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Transvaginal sonography in gynecology

  • Patrice M. Bret
Part of the Series in Radiology book series (SERA, volume 17)

Abstract

The idea of using a transvaginal sonographic approach can be traced back to 1976 [1]. The technique was then developed in Europe [2], Japan [3], and North America [4, 5], mainly to monitor follicle maturation and as a proposed alternative to the transvesical or transurethral approach to follicle aspiration [6]. The interest in transvaginal sonography outside the field of in vitro fertilization began later, and since 1986 clinical studies have been reported in the evaluation of first-trimester pregnancy [7, 8] and gynecologic diseases [9].

Keywords

Endometrial Carcinoma Corpus Luteum Ectopic Pregnancy Pelvic Mass Adnexal Mass 
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