Sonographic evaluation of the adnexa during early pregnancy

J. P. Lavery, W. L. Koontz, Lawrence C Layman, L. Shaw, U. Gumpel

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

31 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Of 3,918 obstetric patients who underwent scanning during the first 20 weeks of gestation, 94 had sonolucent adnexal masses identified. These represented predominantly the corpus luteum of pregnancy. The incidence of such a mass significantly declined after the tenth gestational week. This pattern of degeneration is physiologic and represents the normal course of events for the ovary in the first half of pregnancy. Characteristics of these masses and indications for operative intervention are discussed. The obstetric outcome for eight patients who underwent surgical treatment was uncomplicated. Guidelines for management of significant adnexal masses in pregnancy is similar to that of the nonpregnant state.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)319-323
Number of pages5
JournalSurgery Gynecology and Obstetrics
Volume163
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Pregnancy
Obstetrics
Corpus Luteum
Ovary
Guidelines
Incidence
Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Cite this

Lavery, J. P., Koontz, W. L., Layman, L. C., Shaw, L., & Gumpel, U. (1986). Sonographic evaluation of the adnexa during early pregnancy. Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics, 163(4), 319-323.

Sonographic evaluation of the adnexa during early pregnancy. / Lavery, J. P.; Koontz, W. L.; Layman, Lawrence C; Shaw, L.; Gumpel, U.

In: Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics, Vol. 163, No. 4, 01.12.1986, p. 319-323.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lavery, JP, Koontz, WL, Layman, LC, Shaw, L & Gumpel, U 1986, 'Sonographic evaluation of the adnexa during early pregnancy', Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics, vol. 163, no. 4, pp. 319-323.
Lavery JP, Koontz WL, Layman LC, Shaw L, Gumpel U. Sonographic evaluation of the adnexa during early pregnancy. Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics. 1986 Dec 1;163(4):319-323.
Lavery, J. P. ; Koontz, W. L. ; Layman, Lawrence C ; Shaw, L. ; Gumpel, U. / Sonographic evaluation of the adnexa during early pregnancy. In: Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics. 1986 ; Vol. 163, No. 4. pp. 319-323.
@article{447f9ed45f74476392e86c2efa4f22c9,
title = "Sonographic evaluation of the adnexa during early pregnancy",
abstract = "Of 3,918 obstetric patients who underwent scanning during the first 20 weeks of gestation, 94 had sonolucent adnexal masses identified. These represented predominantly the corpus luteum of pregnancy. The incidence of such a mass significantly declined after the tenth gestational week. This pattern of degeneration is physiologic and represents the normal course of events for the ovary in the first half of pregnancy. Characteristics of these masses and indications for operative intervention are discussed. The obstetric outcome for eight patients who underwent surgical treatment was uncomplicated. Guidelines for management of significant adnexal masses in pregnancy is similar to that of the nonpregnant state.",
author = "Lavery, {J. P.} and Koontz, {W. L.} and Layman, {Lawrence C} and L. Shaw and U. Gumpel",
year = "1986",
month = "12",
day = "1",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "163",
pages = "319--323",
journal = "Journal of the American College of Surgeons",
issn = "1072-7515",
publisher = "Elsevier Inc.",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Sonographic evaluation of the adnexa during early pregnancy

AU - Lavery, J. P.

AU - Koontz, W. L.

AU - Layman, Lawrence C

AU - Shaw, L.

AU - Gumpel, U.

PY - 1986/12/1

Y1 - 1986/12/1

N2 - Of 3,918 obstetric patients who underwent scanning during the first 20 weeks of gestation, 94 had sonolucent adnexal masses identified. These represented predominantly the corpus luteum of pregnancy. The incidence of such a mass significantly declined after the tenth gestational week. This pattern of degeneration is physiologic and represents the normal course of events for the ovary in the first half of pregnancy. Characteristics of these masses and indications for operative intervention are discussed. The obstetric outcome for eight patients who underwent surgical treatment was uncomplicated. Guidelines for management of significant adnexal masses in pregnancy is similar to that of the nonpregnant state.

AB - Of 3,918 obstetric patients who underwent scanning during the first 20 weeks of gestation, 94 had sonolucent adnexal masses identified. These represented predominantly the corpus luteum of pregnancy. The incidence of such a mass significantly declined after the tenth gestational week. This pattern of degeneration is physiologic and represents the normal course of events for the ovary in the first half of pregnancy. Characteristics of these masses and indications for operative intervention are discussed. The obstetric outcome for eight patients who underwent surgical treatment was uncomplicated. Guidelines for management of significant adnexal masses in pregnancy is similar to that of the nonpregnant state.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0023037804&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0023037804&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 163

SP - 319

EP - 323

JO - Journal of the American College of Surgeons

JF - Journal of the American College of Surgeons

SN - 1072-7515

IS - 4

ER -