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Management of Adnexal Masses in Pregnancy

HOROWITZ, NEIL S. MD

Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology:
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e318236c583
Cancer In Pregnancy
Abstract

The identification of a pelvic mass during pregnancy can often change a time of happiness and exciting anticipation to 1 of anxiety and fearful unknown. Although diagnosed more commonly with the implementation of ultrasonography as part of routine prenatal care, discovering an adnexal mass during pregnancy remains a rare event. Fortunately, the majority of masses are benign and rarely negatively impact pregnancy outcomes; however, no specific protocols exist for the appropriate management of these women. This study will review the most current incidence, management, and outcomes for women diagnosed with an adnexal mass during pregnancy.

Author Information

Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts

The author declares that he has nothing to disclose.

Correspondence: Neil S. Horowitz, MD, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115 E-mail: nhorowitz@partners.org

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.