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Adnexal Masses in Pregnancy

SCHWARTZ, NADAV MD*; TIMOR-TRITSCH, ILAN E. MD; WANG, EILEEN MD*

Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology:
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e3181bea9d7
Surgical Intervention in Pregnancy
Abstract

With the increased use and quality of ultrasound in pregnancy, adenxal masses are being encountered with greater frequency. Fortunately, most of such masses are benign and resolve on their own. However, complications such as ovarian torsion can occur. In addition, a malignancy can be present in a small minority of cases. In this article, we review the available literature on this subject to help guide the clinician in the diagnosis and management of adnexal masses in pregnancy.

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*Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department of Obstetric and Gynecology, NYU School of Medicine, New York, New York

Correspondence: Nadav Schwartz, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2000 Courtyard, Philadelphia, PA. Email: schwartn@obgyn.upenn.edu

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.