Identifying the deceiver: the non-neoplastic mimickers of genital system neoplasms


ÖNDER Ö. , KARAOSMANOĞLU A. D. , Kraeft J., Uysal A., KARÇAALTINCABA M. , AKATA D. , ...More

INSIGHTS INTO IMAGING, vol.12, no.1, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s13244-021-01046-x
  • Title of Journal : INSIGHTS INTO IMAGING

Abstract

Tumors of the genital system are common and imaging is of crucial importance for their detection and diagnosis. Several non-neoplastic diseases may mimic these tumors and differential diagnosis may be difficult in certain cases. Misdiagnosing non-neoplastic diseases as tumor may prompt unnecessary medical treatment or surgical interventions. In this article, we aimed to present the imaging characteristics of non-neoplastic diseases of the male and female genital systems that may mimic neoplastic processes. Increasing awareness of the imaging specialists to these entities may have a severe positive impact on the management of these patients.