“Follow the Fallopian tube”: A technique to improve sonographic identification of ovaries in children

Masahiro Kitami, Hidekazu Aoki, Mioko Saito

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Abstract

Ovary detection is the first step in confirming ovarian lesions. The daughter cyst sign is widely used for this purpose; however, it is not always applicable. Recent improvements in image resolution allow Fallopian tube delineation, which can serve as a guide to identify the ovary. This anatomical approach (“follow the Fallopian tube” technique) comprises three steps: (1) confirm the uterus; (2) follow the Fallopian tube; and (3) find the ovary. Other applications of this approach include the differentiation between nonovarian and ovarian masses and ruling out ovarian torsion and an auto-amputated ovary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-37
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Ultrasound
Volume49
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jan
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • daughter cyst sign
  • ovarian tumor
  • ovary
  • pediatrics
  • sonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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