Pattern of female pelvic disease as shown by ultrosonographic examination at Kenyatta National Hospital a six months retrospective and prospective study
A prospective and retrospective study to determine the pattern of female pelvic disease undergoing pelvic ultrasonography at Kenyatta National Hospital and the Department of Diagnostic Radiology of the University of Nairobi. A total of399 patients were reviewed over a period of6 months from September 1999 to March 2000. Patients covered in the study were referred for pelvic ultrasonography from the wards, casualty, general and private clinics. They ranged from 6 years to 79 years. The study found that 132 (33.1 %) had normal pelvic ultrasound scans while 267 (66.1%) had pelvic disease. The commonest clinical diagnosis was pelvic pain in 89 (22.3%) of patients. Clinical diagnosis was not given in 20 (5%) patients. The commonest pelvic disease diagnosed on ultrasonography was adnexal disease in 131 (32.8%) patients. 97 (24.3 %) patients had uterine disease while 18 (4.5%) patients had both adnexal and uterine disease.