Pelvic ultrasound in women

P Sivyer
World Journal of Surgery 2000, 24 (2): 188-97
High-resolution pelvic ultrasound (US) has much to offer the surgical assessment of female patients. Endovaginal and transperineal scanning as well as graded compression technique now supplement conventional transabdominal US. The application of duplex and color Doppler technology further enhances the information obtained, all contributing to improved diagnostic accuracy. The clinical indications for sonography as well as the salient features of common gynecologic, obstetric, and gastrointestinal disorders are discussed, as is the role of US guided intervention.

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