Ultrasound of the normal nongravid uterus: Correlation with gross and histopathology

Joel F. Platt, Robert L. Bree, Darrell Davidson

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Abstract

Accurate assessment of uterine size and significance of uterine enlargement are common clinical problems. We examined 156 patients by sonography prior to scheduled hysterectomy. Uterine volumes from normal‐sized uteri were calculated from the sonograms using the equation of a prolate ellipsoid formula, and these calculated volumes were highly correlated with actual measured uterine volumes. Mean values and normal ranges of uterine weight were determined. These values are of particular value in postmenopausal patients in whom subjective evaluation of uterine enlargement is often difficult. When a sonographically enlarged, but otherwise normal uterus is discovered, it may contain a leiomyoma or other pathology not morphologically detectable by ultrasound.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-19
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Ultrasound
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1990

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Keywords

  • Ultrasound
  • Uterus size
  • Uterus, nongravid

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Ultrasound of the normal nongravid uterus : Correlation with gross and histopathology. / Platt, Joel F.; Bree, Robert L.; Davidson, Darrell.

In: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound, Vol. 18, No. 1, 01.1990, p. 15-19.

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Platt, J. F. ; Bree, R. L. ; Davidson, Darrell. / Ultrasound of the normal nongravid uterus : Correlation with gross and histopathology. In: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound. 1990 ; Vol. 18, No. 1. pp. 15-19.
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