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Table 2 Ultrasound findings and further treatment of patients referred with POP

From: Clinical relevance of routine transvaginal ultrasound in women referred with pelvic organ prolapse

  n (%)
TVS without indication  
Normal
Incidental findings
Endometrial pathology
Ovarian pathology
Fibromas
448 (88.4%)
59 (11.6%)
9 (1.8%)
15 (2.9%)
35 (6.9%)
TVS on indication  
No cancer diagnosis
Cancer diagnosis
9 (64.3%)
5 (35.7%)
Further investigations of incidental findings  
Ovarian pathology
Blood test (Ca-125), laparoscopy, control TVS/gynaecological examination (9/15)
Bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (2/9)
Fibromas
Hysterectomy (2/35)
Endometrial pathology
Abrasions, mini-hysteroscopy, biopsies (8/9)
Hysteroscopic polyp removal (3/8)
15 (2.9%)
9 (60%)
2 (13%)
35 (6.9%)
2 (5.7%)
9 (1.8%)
8 (89%)
3 (33%)
Indication for operative treatment  
POP
Incidental findings + POP
Incidental findings
285 (54.7%)
9 (1.7%)
8 (1.5%)
No indication for operative treatment 219 (42.1%)
More than one visit to the clinic due to incidental findings on TVS  
Yes
No
10 (16.9%)
49 (83.1%)
Complications due to incidental findings on TVS  
Yes
No
0 (0%)
59 (100%)
  1. TVS, transvaginal ultrasound scan; POP, pelvic organ prolapse