E2101. CT of Gynecologic Emergencies: A Practical Review
Lower abdominal pain is one of the most common symptoms in women presenting to the emergency department (ED). Although ultrasound (US) is the modality of choice in the evaluation of the female pelvis, computed tomography (CT) is frequently the initial imaging modality to demonstrate an acute gynecologic abnormality in non-pregnant female patients.
Educational Goals / Teaching Points
Spectrum of CT appearance of acute gynecologic emergencies will be presented in non-pregnant as well as postpartum/postoperative patients, with discussion of pertinent imaging findings, differential diagnosis, and key points for each entity to reach a confident diagnosis.
Key Anatomic/Physiologic Issues and Imaging Findings/Techniques
A case-based approach will be used to present CT imaging findings associated with a variety of acute gynecologic conditions. The cases will be divided into the following sections: ovarian disorders, uterine disorders, pelvic inflammatory disease, and postpartum/postoperative complications.
CT plays a crucial role in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of acute gynecologic emergencies. Radiologists, therefore, need to be familiar with the imaging findings of these disorders.