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Imaging of Cystic Adnexal Lesions in Premenopausal Women

O'Neill, Thomas J. MD; Foley, Bryan J. MD; Chaudhary, Humera M. MD

Contemporary Diagnostic Radiology: July 31st, 2014 - Volume 37 - Issue 16 - p 1–6
doi: 10.1097/01.CDR.0000452357.48155.8b

Cystic adnexal lesions frequently present in premenopausal women in a typical radiology practice and often are a concern for the patient and the referring clinician. The majority of cystic adnexal masses are benign and have distinguishing ultrasound features that should be recognized by the radiologist to direct appropriate management. This CME activity will review common cystic adnexal masses and their characteristic imaging features in premenopausal women.

Dr. O'Neill is Radiology Resident, Dr. Foley is Radiology Resident, and Dr. Chaudhary is Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center of El Paso, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, 5001 El Paso Drive, CSB-A02, El Paso, TX 79905; E-mail:

After participating in this activity, the diagnostic radiologist should be better able to diagnose cystic adnexal lesions in premenopausal women by identifying characteristic imaging features, particularly on ultrasound imaging.

The authors and all staff in a position to control the content of this CME activity and their spouses/life partners (if any) have disclosed that they have no relationships with, or financial interests in, any commercial organizations pertaining to this educational activity.

Lippincott Continuing Medical Education Institute, Inc., is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Lippincott Continuing Medical Education Institute, Inc., designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. To earn CME credit, you must read the CME article and complete the quiz and evaluation on the enclosed answer form, answering at least seven of the 10 quiz questions correctly. This continuing medical education activity expires on October 31, 2014.

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
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