There are many possible causes of pelvic pain in a non-pregnant female patient, and it has been estimated to be responsible for nearly 40% of all visits by female patients to a family doctor and 10% of all referrals to specialist gynecologists. However, the topic of how to investigate and diagnose has been surprisingly neglected in print. This important and much-needed text from internationally respected experts shows how important ultrasound can be as a tool for physicians caring for women's health.
Table of Contents
Benign adnexal masses and adnexal torsion. Pelvic endometriosis. Ovulation, hemorrhagic cyst, and hyperstimulation syndrome. Pelvic inflammatory disease. Dysmenorrhea and adenomyosis. Uterine myoma. Müllerian anomalies. Pelvic congestion syndrome and pelvic adhesions. Non-gynecologic causes of pelvic pain.
Juan Luis Alcázar, MD, PhD
Co-Chairman and Professor, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Medical School, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
Maria Angela Pascual, MD, PhD
Head of Gynecological Diagnostic Imaging Unit, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproduction, Hospital Universitari Dexeus, Barcelona, Spain
Stefano Guerriero, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Cagliari, Policlinico Universitario Duilio Casula, Monserrato, Cagliari, Italy