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MARTINS, Wellington de Paula; LEITE, Stael Porto  and  NASTRI, Carolina Oliveira. Pelvic ultrasonography in children and teenagers. Radiol Bras [online]. 2009, vol.42, n.6, pp.395-401. ISSN 1678-7099.

The knowledge of uterine and ovarian changes in the puberty is essential in the investigation changes in the female pelvis of children and teenagers. In these patients, pelvic ultrasonography is routinely performed with a full bladder to produce an acoustic window, although this examination may also be performed with endovaginal approach in sexually active teenagers. Main indications for pelvic ultrasonography in children and teenagers are either early or delayed puberty, pelvic pain or tumors, ambiguous genitalia, vaginal bleeding in children, and primary amenorrhea. In the present paper, the authors describe the scanning technique and the most frequent sonographic findings.

Keywords : Ultrasonography; Early puberty; Ovary.

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