POLYCYSTIC OVARIES - IMPLICATIONS OF DIAGNOSIS WITH MR-IMAGING

Citation
I. Kimura et al., POLYCYSTIC OVARIES - IMPLICATIONS OF DIAGNOSIS WITH MR-IMAGING, Radiology, 201(2), 1996, pp. 549-552
Citations number
21
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Radiology,Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging
Journal title
ISSN journal
0033-8419
Volume
201
Issue
2
Year of publication
1996
Pages
549 - 552
Database
ISI
SICI code
0033-8419(1996)201:2<549:PO-IOD>2.0.ZU;2-E
Abstract
PURPOSE: To review the prevalence and clinical usefulness of a previou sly described magnetic resonance (MR) imaging finding of polycystic ov arian disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MR images of the uterine adnexa of 1,074 consecutive female patients suspected of having various gynec ologic diseases were retrospectively reviewed for the presence of an M R imaging finding that has been described for polycystic ovarian disea se. RESULTS: The prevalence of the previously described MR imaging fin ding of polycystic ovarian disease was 1.1% (12 of 1,074). Of the 12 p atients, five had confirmed polycystic ovarian disease. Seven had no c linical or endocrinologic findings suggestive of polycystic ovarian di sease. Six of these patients had endocrinologic findings related to ov arian dysfunction (n = 5) or had undergone hormonal therapy (n = 1). T he other patient had vaginal agenesis but no clinical or endocrinologi c evidence of abnormal ovarian function. CONCLUSION: The finding of mu ltiple peripheral ovarian cysts at MR imaging may not be specific for polycystic ovarian disease.