Focal calcifications in otherwise ultrasonographically normal ovaries

Kathleen R Brandt, Amy S. Thurmond, Janice L. McCarthy

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PURPOSE: To analyze the natural history, clinical importance, and need for follow-up in patients with discrete calcifications in otherwise ultrasonographically (US) normal ovaries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: US scans obtained in 28 women with ovarian calcifications but without masses or other structural abnormalities were retrospectively reviewed. Follow-up findings were available in 15 women (mean age, 38.0 years; range, 26-72 years). RESULTS: Two of the 15 women had bilateral calcifications. Thus, 17 ovaries had focal calcifications. Histopathologic confirmation was obtained in 10 cases; follow-up US findings, five cases; and follow-up laparoscopic findings, two cases. In 13 (76%) of the 17 ovaries, calcifications were not clinically important. In four (24%) of the 17, the calcification was the initial or only manifestation of a neoplasm. Lesions were benign in all four of these ovaries: There was one dermoid, one mucinous cystadenoma, and two adenofibromas. CONCLUSION: Until more data are available, findings of calcifications in ovaries with otherwise normal US findings warrant some form of follow-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)415-417
Number of pages3
JournalRadiology
Volume198
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1996

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Ovary
Adenofibroma
Mucinous Cystadenoma
Dermoid Cyst
Natural History
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Ovary, calcification
  • Ovary, neoplasms
  • Ovary, US

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  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Brandt, K. R., Thurmond, A. S., & McCarthy, J. L. (1996). Focal calcifications in otherwise ultrasonographically normal ovaries. Radiology, 198(2), 415-417.

Focal calcifications in otherwise ultrasonographically normal ovaries. / Brandt, Kathleen R; Thurmond, Amy S.; McCarthy, Janice L.

In: Radiology, Vol. 198, No. 2, 02.1996, p. 415-417.

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Brandt, KR, Thurmond, AS & McCarthy, JL 1996, 'Focal calcifications in otherwise ultrasonographically normal ovaries', Radiology, vol. 198, no. 2, pp. 415-417.
Brandt, Kathleen R ; Thurmond, Amy S. ; McCarthy, Janice L. / Focal calcifications in otherwise ultrasonographically normal ovaries. In: Radiology. 1996 ; Vol. 198, No. 2. pp. 415-417.
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