What is the role of imaging studies in in the evaluation of endometritis?

Updated: Apr 25, 2019
  • Author: Michel E Rivlin, MD; Chief Editor: Michel E Rivlin, MD  more...
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Perform imaging studies on patients who do not respond to adequate antimicrobial therapy in 48-72 hours. CT scanning of the abdomen and pelvis may be helpful for excluding broad ligament masses, septic pelvic thrombophlebitis, ovarian vein thrombosis, and phlegmon.

Ultrasonography of the abdomen and pelvis may yield normal findings in patients with a clinical diagnosis of endometritis. Abnormal findings overlap with those of retained products of conception and intrauterine hematoma.


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