How accurate is the pelvic examination as compared to transvaginal sonography? A prospective, comparative study

J. Carter, J. Fowler, L. Carson, J. Carlson, L. B. Twiggs

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Findings at pelvic examination in 120 patients were compared to those obtained by transvaginal sonography (TVS). Overall, 102 of 472 (22%) pelvic examination assessments did not agree with the TVS findings. Twenty-nine (36%) uterine assessments differed, while 46 (32%) ovarian assessments differed. Among 37 pelvic masses assessed in 20 cases (54%) the pelvic examination differed from the findings obtained by TVS. Only 4 (29%) cases assessed by pelvic examination were in agreement with the laparotomy findings as compared with 10 (71%) cases assessed by TVS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)32-34
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 15 1994


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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