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Imaging in Pelvic Inflammatory Disease and Tubo-Ovarian Abscess.

Author: Anjali Agrawal, MD; Chief Editor: Eugene C Lin, MD

Transabdominal ultrasound scan.

Transabdominal ultrasound scan.

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a general term indicating infection of the female upper genital tract and the surrounding structures.It is a common and serious complication of sexually transmitted disease. Acute episodes need appropriate care and treatment; however, it is the long-term sequelae of chronic pelvic pain, infertility, and ectopic pregnancy due to scarring and adhesions that burden the healthcare system in an adverse manner.

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