What is the role of CT scanning in the workup of endometriosis?

Updated: May 10, 2021
  • Author: G Willy Davila, MD; Chief Editor: Michel E Rivlin, MD  more...
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Using computed tomography (CT) scanning, endometriomas may appear as cystic masses, but their appearance is nonspecific and this imaging modality should not be relied on for diagnosis. Complications of endometriosis, including bowel obstruction and hydronephrosis, may be seen on CT scans.


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