Role of Gynecological Ultrasound in Evaluation of Pelvic Urologic Pathologies

Alina Weissmann-Brenner*, Vered Yulzari, Eran Kassif, Michal Zajicek

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Background: Advances in examination techniques have improved routine assessment of non-gynecological structures in the pelvis. Objectives: To describe the sonographic features of incidental urological abnormalities found during gynecological transvaginal ultrasound. Methods: A retrospective descriptive analysis of patients who underwent gynecological ultrasound and were diagnosed with urologic findings was performed. The sonographic features of the findings including size, echogenicity, and vascularity were examined. Results: Gynecological ultrasound diagnosed urological findings in nine women. Two had primary neoplasms of the urinary bladder, one had metastases to the urinary bladder, one had polyps in the distal ureters, four presented with calculus in the distal ureters (one of them was 19 weeks pregnant), and one showed diverticulum of the urethra. At presentation five women (56%) had urinary complaints. Two patients (22%) with abdominal pain with distal ureteral calculi had normal transabdominal ultrasound targeted to the urinary system prior to the gynecological sonography. Conclusions: Transvaginal ultrasound is useful in the diagnosis of urological abnormalities, mainly in the urinary bladder and the distal ureters. We suggest adding transvaginal assessment for female patients with urinary complains in whom transabdominal ultrasound of urinary system was unremarkable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-26
Number of pages4
JournalIsrael Medical Association Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2023


  • calculus
  • polyp
  • transvaginal ultrasound
  • ureter
  • urinary bladder


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