CC BY 4.0 · Rev Bras Ginecol Obstet 2020; 42(07): 438-443
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1715547
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Adnexal mass: diagnosis and management

Number 1 - July 2020
Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil.
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Publication Date:
31 July 2020 (online)

Key points

  • Adnexal masses occurred in women of all age groups, and their etiology and frequency vary age accordingly.

  • Most of the adnexal masses are benign, without symptoms diagnosed incidentally, and can have expectant management.

  • Otherwise, ovarian cancer is an adnexal mass with poor prognosis and must be managed quickly in an appropriate setting.

  • Correct differential diagnoses of benign and malignant mass matter.

  • Panels of biomarkers is not sufficient for the initial evaluation of an adnexal mass.

  • Transvaginal ultrasonography is the single most effective way of evaluating an ovarian mass.

  • Ovarian cancer patients referred to a cancer center for further Management experience the best outcomes.

The National Specialized Commission on Gynecologic Oncology of the Brazilian Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics Associations (FEBRASGO) endorses to this document. The content production is based on scientific studies on a thematic proposal and the findings presented contribute to clinical practice.

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