Abstract Archives of the RSNA, 2009
Non-Gynaecological Pelvic ‘Masses’ Presenting to the Gynaecologist
Presented on December 3, 2009
Robert James Johnson BSC, MBChB, Presenter: Nothing to Disclose
Angharad Meleri Eynon MBBCh, FRCR, Abstract Co-Author: Nothing to Disclose
Sathi Anandan Sukumar MD, Abstract Co-Author: Nothing to Disclose
Yatin Jain MBBCH, MRCS, Abstract Co-Author: Nothing to Disclose
Non-gynaecological masses arising in the pelvis may masquerade as gynaecological pathology with a potential delay in appropriate diagnosis and management.
The purpose of this exhibit is to familiarise the viewer with the multimodality imaging appearances of these pelvic masses proven to be non-gynaecological by histology or follow-up.
Review of pelvic anatomy with particular attention to differentiating:
Gynaecological from non-gynaecological masses
Intraperitoneal from extraperitoneal masses.
The imaging appearances of a variety of non-gynaecological pelvic masses are reviewed, with pathological correlation where available, including:
Schwannoma & arachnoid cyst
Lipoma & Spigelian hernia
Lymphocele & haematoma
Sigmoid mesenteric & peritoneal inclusion cysts amongst others.
Non-gynaecological pelvic masses may present to the gynaecologist and present a challenge to the unwary radiologist.
Imaging plays an important role in determining the correct diagnosis of these lesions thus facilitating appropriate management.
Non-Gynaecological Pelvic ‘Masses’ Presenting to the Gynaecologist. Radiological Society of North America 2009 Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, November 29 - December 4, 2009 ,Chicago IL. http://archive.rsna.org/2009/8003707.html