Pelvic Mass in Women

- Update-5.2.19,

-Causes in Young Girls,

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As promised, we will continue our discussion on Pelvic Mass and will discuss causes in pre-pubertal girls.

-The main reasons are functional cysts and benign i.e. non-cancerous lesions like germ cell tumors and mature cystic teratomas which are commonly known as Dermoid Cyst.

-  Cancerous or malignant tumors of ovary are very rare and account for only 1 percent.

-Causes for adolescent girls are pretty much same as pre-pubertal girls and in addition include Endometriosis and sequalae of pelvic inflammatory disease.

- In these age groups the diagnosis is a challenge as these masses present with non-specific signs and symptoms.

- Laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy is the preferred surgery if at all it Is required.

- So, friends, in next update of this series will discuss in detail about some other aspect of this topic.

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As this topic 'Pelvic Mass in Women' is a vast topic and we want to bring understanding to this topic in as simple a language as possible such that it can be easily understood by everyone, we are starting an article series.

The introductory article will give you a glimpse of how will we go about it. Let's start:

- Pelvic masses are a common finding.

- In this series, we are going to talk about gynaecological reasons for these masses, their symptoms, evaluation and treatment.

- The pathology of pelvic masses differs with each age group namely- pre-pubertal girls, adolescents, reproductive-aged women and post-menopausal women.

- We will have a discussion age group vies about concerned pathologies.

- In the discussion of uterine causes, we will discuss leiomyoma or commonly known as fibroid. 

We will discuss is the pathology, hormone effects, risk factors, classification, symptoms, management options- which include drug therapy and many modalities of surgery like myomectomy and hysterectomy and their routes like hysteroscopy, laparoscopy and laparotomy.

- We will talk about adenomyosis- its pathogenesis, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis and management.

- We are going to discuss masses arising from the ovary. 

An ovarian mass is a vast group. Our discussion will be mainly on ovarian cystic masses and functional ovarian cysts.

- In this, we will discuss its pathogenesis, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis and management. 

- In tubal pathology, we will have a discussion on hydrosalpinx.

- In the next update of the article of this series, we will take one of the above-listed topics and bring more clarity on that

- Keep a watch on this article itself as a dated update will arrive soon.