ABSTRACT: To assess the usefulness of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in women with tubercular tubo-ovarian masses.
Twenty-four women with a confirmed diagnosis of tubercular tubo-ovarian masses underwent MRI. The findings were compared with laparotomy/laparoscopy results wherever possible.
The mean age was 30.7 years and the mean parity was 1.5. The main symptom in 37.5% of patients was infertility. The MRI findings included unilateral definitive tubo-ovarian masses (n=4 [16.7%]); bilateral definitive tubo-ovarian masses (n=4 [16.7%]); unilateral hydrosalpinx (n=8 [33.3%]); bilateral hydrosalpinx (n=4 [16.7%]); unilateral adnexal cyst (n=4 [16.7%]), tuberculous deposits on the liver (n=1 [4.2%]); and cervical growth (n=1 [4.2%]). Other associated findings were endometriosis (n=2 [8.3%]), inclusion cyst (n=1 [4.2%]), subserous fibroid (n=1 [4.2%]), sacroiliac joint arthritis (n=1 [4.2%]), and enteritis (n=1 [4.2%]).
MRI seems to be a useful modality for the diagnosis of tubercular tubo-ovarian masses.
International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics 01/2011; 113(1):76-80. · 1.41 Impact Factor