Pelvic ultrasonography

Emerg Med Clin North Am. 1997 Nov;15(4):789-824. doi: 10.1016/s0733-8627(05)70334-5.


Pelvic ultrasonography is a valuable tool for the emergency physician in the evaluation of the wide spectrum of pelvic complaints presenting to the emergency department. The goal of this article is to outline pelvic problems that can be readily identified by the emergency physician using pelvic sonography early in the patient's evaluation. A special emphasis is placed on the sonographic diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Emergency Service, Hospital
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease / diagnostic imaging*
  • Pelvic Pain / diagnostic imaging
  • Pelvis / diagnostic imaging
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy, Ectopic / diagnostic imaging*
  • Pregnancy, Ectopic / physiopathology
  • Ultrasonography