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Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography:
doi: 10.1097/RCT.0b013e3181efdfaa
Abdominal Imaging

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Massive Ovarian Edema in Pregnancy

Coakley, Fergus V. MD; Anwar, Mekhail PhD; Poder, Liina MD; Wang, Zhen J. MD; Yeh, Benjamin M. MD; Joe, Bonnie N. MD, PhD

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Abstract

Objective: To investigate the MRI findings of massive ovarian edema in pregnancy.

Conclusions: Asymmetric ovarian enlargement with a teardrop configuration and T2 hyperintensity with or without T1 hyperintensity appear characteristic of massive ovarian edema in pregnancy, potentially facilitating nonoperative diagnosis and expectant management. These findings support the concept that massive ovarian edema in pregnancy reflects chronic partial ovarian torsion.

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

  

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