Supplement your learning for ISUOG's education course on emergency gynecology.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain expertise in ultrasound diagnosis of adnexal torsion
  • Gain expertise in ultrasound diagnosis and management of inflammatory disease in the pelvis and the bowel
  • Gain and improve knowledge of ultrasound role in acute on chronic pelvic pain in endometriosis
  • Improve knowledge on ultrasound diagnostics in case of heavy vaginal bleeding in pregnant women
  • Gain knowledge on the role of ultrasound in case of massive peritoneum in pregnant and non-pregnant women
  • Gain knowledge on the role of interventional radiology in acute gynecological patients 
  • Gain knowledge on the role of ultrasound in postoperative complications


Explore the topic before you attend our course:

In order to make the most of this learning experience and help you achieve your learning objectives, we have prepared a path to guide you from the essentials to our course’s topics through ISUOG resources. The material below, will take you from the most basics to a more comprehensive view of [COURSE TOPIC], some open to everyone and some available only to ISUOG members –some may even grant you CME points:
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Ovarian torsion and massive ovarian oedema (MOE)

Adnexal torsion consists in the rotation of the adnexal supporting structures around their vascular axis. It is considered an emergency and the typical clinical features are acute pelvic pain, nausea, and vomiting.

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Para-ovarian cyst

Para-ovarian cyst is a pathology that is often incidentally detected at the time of pelvic ultrasound for other indications. It can be mesothelial, mesonephric, or paramesonephric in origin.


Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome

Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is usually an iatrogenic complication of assisted reproduction technology but can occur spontaneously in rare cases due to the high production of endogenous gonadotropins, beta-hCG level, gonadotropin-like molecules, or due to enhanced sensitivity to endogenous gonadotropins such as mutations follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) receptor.

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Uterine fibroids

Uterine fibroids, also called myomas or leiomyomas, are benign fibromuscular tumours of the myometrium.

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Uterine sarcomas

Uterine sarcomas are rare malignant tumors arising from the mesenchymal tissues of the uterus, i.e. the endometrial stroma, uterine muscle and connective tissue. They represent 1% of female genital tract malignancies and 3-7% of all uterine malignances.

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Cervical cancer

Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women. The majority of cases are  squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma histotypes, and HPV infection plays a crucial in the carcinogenesis.

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Endometrial Cancer

Endometrial cancer is the most common malignancy of the female genital tract, affecting 2-3% of women during their lifetime. The median age at diagnosis is 60-65 years and the most commonly associated risk-factor is obesity.



Sonographic features considered typical for adenomyosis are echogenic subendometrial lines and buds, hyperechogenic islands, myometrial cysts, fan‐shaped shadowing, an irregular or interrupted junctional zone, translesional vascularity, asymmetrical thickening of the myometrium, and/or an enlarged globular uterus.

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Endometrial Polyps

Endometrial polyps are well-circumscribed protrusions arising from the endometrial basalis layer in the uterine cavity and are either pedunculated or sessile. They may cause abnormal uterine bleeding, pain and subfertility.

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Cervical Polyp

Cervical polyps are the most common new growths of the uterine cervix.

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Uterine ectopic pregnancy

Explore the chapters on uterine ectopic pregnancy