As more women undergo imaging of the abdomen and pelvis, we increasingly encounter patients with a diagnosis of adnexal mass. In this video, I highlight several points made by a new practice bulletin from the ACOG:
Fortunately, the great majority of adnexal masses found with imaging are benign, and most are asymptomatic. Our challenge as women's health clinicians is to not overreact to imaging findings and facilitate appropriate surgery for the relatively small number of patients for whom it is indicated. This new guidance from ACOG will help us achieve these goals.