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Cross-sectional imaging of the pelvic tumors and tumor-like lesions in gynecologic patients—misinterpretation points and differential diagnosis

  • Ranka Stern Padovan
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    Clinical Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Clinical Hospital Center Zagreb, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
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  • Marko Kralik
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    Corresponding author. Clinical Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Clinical Hospital Center Zagreb, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Kispaticeva 12, Zagreb, Croatia. Tel.: +385 12388455; fax: +385 12388250.
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    Clinical Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Clinical Hospital Center Zagreb, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
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  • Maja Prutki
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    Clinical Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Clinical Hospital Center Zagreb, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
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  • Maja Hrabak
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    Clinical Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Clinical Hospital Center Zagreb, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
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  • Bozidar Oberman
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    Clinical Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Clinical Hospital Center Zagreb, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
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  • Kristina Potocki
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    Clinical Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Clinical Hospital Center Zagreb, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
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      Abstract

      Computed tomography and/or magnetic resonance imaging were performed in 42 female patients with suspected pelvic mass. Surgical and histopathological reports were compared to the imaging findings, yielding mismatch in five (17.8%) patients. One benign cyst and one case of postirradiation fibrosis were characterized as recurrent tumors, one surgically transposed ovary as metastasis, and an ovarian torsion as ovarian tumor, and a pelvic hematoma was mistaken for abscess. The most common false-positive finding on a per-lesion basis was that of enlarged lymph nodes.

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