Evaluation of the Adnexal Mass

  • John V. Knaus
  • Kevin Ward


Patients found to have a pelvic adnexal mass in the ambulatory setting are most often asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic. Rather than the need for urgent surgical management which is common in patients with acute pelvic symptomatology, patients with an adnexal mass in the ambulatory setting more often require quantification of the risk of malignancy or a structured plan for surveillance (Table 8.1). Refinements in ultrasound diagnostics (adnexal mass morphology, color flow Doppler), serum tumor markers, multivariate index assays, and genetic testing, when appropriate, have all become strategic in the assessment of an adnexal mass.


Adnexal Mass Ovarian Mass Serum Biomarkers Multivariate Index assay Ovarian Cancer Pelvic ultrasound 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Gynecologic OncologyPresence Saint Francis HospitalEvanstonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyPresence Saint Francis HospitalEvanstonUSA

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