Echo patterns of benign cystic teratomas by transvaginal ultrasound

Leeber S Cohen*, R. Sabbagha

*Corresponding author for this work

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The transvaginal ultrasound echo patterns of 39 surgically proven cystic teratomas were retrospectively reviewed. Six different ultrasound echo patterns could be differentiated, ranging from purely cystic to densely echogenic. Importantly, in 82% of the tumors, areas of dense echogenicity were noted. Although the transvaginal appearance of cystic teratomas may allow correct preoperative prediction, the variable nature of the echo patterns makes dtfferentiation from malignant tumors difficult.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)120-123
Number of pages4
JournalUltrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993


  • benign cystic teratomas
  • transvaginal ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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