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Adnexal mass in pregnancy

Carolyn D Runowicz, MD
Molly Brewer, DVM, MD, MS
Section Editor
Barbara Goff, MD
Deputy Editor
Sandy J Falk, MD, FACOG


The liberal use of prenatal ultrasound for evaluation of the fetus has also resulted in increased detection of asymptomatic adnexal masses during pregnancy. Although the vast majority of these masses are benign, the possibility of cancer must be considered.

This topic will discuss management of the adnexal mass in pregnancy, with an emphasis on women with suspected malignancy. Detailed reviews on the evaluation and management of the nonpregnant woman with an adnexal mass can be found separately:

(See "Approach to the patient with an adnexal mass".)

(See "Management of an adnexal mass".)

(See "Differential diagnosis of the adnexal mass".)


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