2019, Number 06
Revista Médica Sinergia 2019; 4 (06)
Coto CC, Jiménez VM, Naranjo AS
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ABSTRACTOvarian, uterine tube masses, and adjacent connective tissue tumors, are known as adnexal masses and are a common gynecologic problem. They can be found at any age and there is a wide variety of subtypes. Germ cell tumors are the most common among premenopausal women, specially the mature teratoma. The evaluation goal is to discard surgical emergencies and malignancy. Ultrasound is the radiologic gold standard method to study an adnexal mass. This article is focused on the initial approach to the patient with an adnexal mass and the differentiation between benign and malignant lesions based on the ultrasound findings. If a malignant tumor is suspected or the patient is symptomatic, fertility preserving surgery is recommended.