Laparoscopic Management of Adnexal Masses in Adolescent Females: a Multidisciplinary Approach. Woo YL et al. 2005;2:227-230 • Woo et al present 3 cases in which adolescent females were treated laparoscopically for adnexal masses. They point out that while adolescents should not be treated as children, their management poses a different set of problems from that of adults. Within the adolescent age group pathology (ovarian malignancy vs cysts and benign tumors) varies; type of malignancy varies; patients may require different tests (transvaginal ultrasound may not be an option due to an intact hymen and additional tumor markers may need to be requested). The authors have found that a multidisciplinary approach including the adolescent gynecologist and the gynecology oncologist works well for managing adnexal masses.
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