Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of

Updated: Aug 30, 2018
  • Author: David C Starks, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Warner K Huh, MD  more...
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Other conditions in the differential diagnosis

Other conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis for any pelvic mass can include, but is not limited to, those listed below.


Consider the following:

  • Fecal impaction

  • Low-lying cecum

  • Bowel/omental adhesions

  • Colon cancer

  • Metastatic gastrointestinal carcinoma


Consider the following:

  • Endometriosis

  • Ovarian torsion

  • Hydrosalpinx/pyosalpinx

  • Pelvic abscess

  • Uterine fibroids

  • Uterine anomalies

  • Embryologic remnants

  • Bladder distention/urinary retention

  • Pelvic kidney

  • Urachal cyst


Also consider the following:

  • Retroperitoneal mass

  • Peritoneal cyst

  • Benign lesions of the uterine corpus

The differential diagnosis for patients presenting with endocrine manifestations includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Pregnancy

  • True precocious puberty

  • Exogenous hormone administration

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome

  • Adrenal tumors

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