MRI of adnexal masses in pregnancy

Nicholas A. Telischak, Benjamin M. Yeh, Bonnie N. Joe, Antonio C. Westphalen, Liina Poder, Fergus V. Coakley

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OBJECTIVE. The objective of this article is to provide a practical review of the incremental benefit of MRI in the assessment of adnexal masses in pregnancy. CONCLUSION. MRI can assist sonographic assessment of adnexal masses in pregnancy by depicting the characteristic findings of exophytic leiomyoma, red degeneration of leiomyoma, endometrioma, decidualized endometrioma, and massive ovarian edema. Accordingly, MRI should be considered as a useful adjunct when sonography is inconclusive or insufficient to guide management of adnexal masses discovered in pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)364-370
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Adnexal mass
  • Fetal imaging
  • MRI
  • Obstetrics
  • Women's imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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