Pelvic incidentalomas

Cancer Imaging. 2010 Oct 4;10 Spec no A(1A):S15-26. doi: 10.1102/1470-7330.2010.9021.


Recent advances in multi-detector computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and ultrasound have led to the detection of incidental ovarian, uterine, vascular and pelvic nodal abnormalities in both the oncology and non-oncology patient population that in the past remained undiscovered. These incidental pelvic lesions have created a management dilemma for both clinicians and radiologists. Depending on the clinical setting, these lesions may require no further evaluation, additional immediate or serial follow-up imaging, or surgical intervention. In this review, guidelines concerning the diagnosis and management of some of the more common pelvic incidentalomas are presented.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Blood Vessels / pathology
  • Breast Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Incidental Findings
  • Lymph Nodes / pathology
  • Ovarian Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Pelvic Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Pelvic Neoplasms / therapy
  • Uterine Neoplasms / diagnosis