Role of Ultrasonography in Evaluation of Pelvic Mass in Female
Keywords:Ultrasonography, Pelvic mass
Introduction: Ultrasonography is one of the best non-iinvasive diagnostic tool to evaluate the size, consistency and gross structure of a pelvic mass. In very difficult situation when the pelvic examination cannot reach any specific diagnosis, ultrasonography can help by both functional and morphological information reliability of ultrasonography in various pelvic masses in female. Objectives: To observe the role of ultrasonography (USG) in evaluation of pelvic mass.
Materials and Methods: This observational study was carried out on 110 patients over a period of 2 years from January 2014 to January 2016 who reported to surgical and Gynae out patient department (OPD) in Medical College for Women and Hospital (MCWH), Dhakaand Catharsis Hospital, Pubail, Dhaka.All patients underwent pelvic ultrasonography and findings were compared with actual status of the patients and finally confirmed by hystopathology after operation.
Results: Total 110 patients of pelvic masses were evaluated out of which 88 patients were found to be ultrasonographically positive and the remaining 22 were negative and out of these 88 patients 84 were hystopathologically confirmed. Out of 22 ultrasonographically negative patients, 08 cases were found to be hystologically confirmed.
Conclusion: Pelvic masses is one of the common complaints in gynaecological cases. Proper clinical assessment is the mainstay of diagnosis and addition of routine abdominal ultrasound by graded compression technique can improve the diagnostic accuracy and adverse outcome.
Journal of Armed Forces Medical College Bangladesh Vol.15 (1) 2019: 87-89