Radiographics 2021 Sep-Oct;41(5):1549-1568. Epub 2021 Jul 23.
From the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (M.Z., A.S., M.I., M.N., C.L.S.) and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (V.S.R.), Washington University School of Medicine, 510 S Kingshighway Blvd, St Louis, MO 63110; Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Scottsdale, Ariz (M.Y.); Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Fla (M.M.); and Department of Oncologic Sciences, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Fla (M.M.).
The vagina is a median fibromuscular structure of the female reproductive system that extends from the vulva inferiorly to the uterine cervix superiorly. As most vaginal lesions are detected at gynecologic examination, imaging performed for nongynecologic indications can frequently cause concomitant vaginal pathologic conditions to be overlooked. The vagina is often underevaluated at routinely performed pelvic transvaginal US because of a narrow scan area and probe positioning. Read More