The utility of transrectal ultrasound in adolescents when transabdominal or transvaginal ultrasound is not feasible
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CitationGuducu N, Sidar G, İsci H, Yigiter AB, Dunder I. The utility of transrectal ultrasound in adolescents when transabdominal or transvaginal ultrasound is not feasible. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. 2013; 26(5): 265-268. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2013.04.004.
Study Objective: To present the indications and diagnosis in adolescents undergoing transrectal ultrasound (RU). Design: Retrospective chart review. Participants: Adolescents presenting to gynecology clinic between January 1, 2005 and December 31, 2012. Main Outcome Measures: Detection of RU, transvaginal, and transabdominal (AU) ultrasound indications, and final diagnosis. Results: The main indications for RU were menstrual abnormalities, pelvic pain-dysmenorrhea, and vulvovaginitis. When compared according to final diagnosis adolescents with vulvovaginitis (13.9%) and amenorrhea (8.3%) were evaluated more with RU. Conclusion: RU is highly acceptable and it provides images superior to AU. It can be used in adolescents to visualize the pelvic organs and to exclude genital abnormalities and mass lesions.