To review and describe the spectrum of radiological findings that may be encountered in inflammatory pelvic disease as well as the differential diagnosis in the context of a woman with acute pelvic pathology.
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a common medical problem,
affecting nearly 1 million women each year,
being one of the main due tomedical visits on emergency room in worldwide.
PID is serious medical problem described as cause of urgent pathology in female pelvic; the diagnosis is based on clinical and analytical parameters and the treatment with ambulatory antibiotics is effective in 90 % of women.
The other 10 % of women with PID will have a serious PID,
needing hospital admission for the risk...
Imaging findings OR Procedure details
Ultrasound (US) should be the first line imaging modality in imaging the premenopausal female pelvis.
In some patients will be necessary others diagnostic devices like computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance (MR),
especially to evaluated complicated or confusing cases,
if the symptoms are nonspecific and the differential diagnosis is extensive,
when processes beyond the pelvis and a global view is needed,
after-hours availability of CT scanners sometimes CT is the first used.
On the other hand,
MR is not traditionally used in the...
Recognition by radiologist and become familiar with the wide spectrum of radiological findings inthe inflammatory pelvic disease and the differential diagnosisis imperative for realize a correct and opportune diagnosis of the disease.
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