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

Updated: Nov 06, 2018
  • Author: Turandot Saul, MD; Chief Editor: Bruce M Lo, MD, MBA, CPE, RDMS, FACEP, FAAEM, FACHE  more...
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Using computed tomography (CT) scanning, endometriomas may appear as cystic masses, but their appearance is nonspecific, and CT scanning should not be relied on for diagnosis.

Complications of endometriosis, including bowel obstruction and hydronephrosis, may be seen on CT scans. [6]


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