2. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Federal Medical centre, Makurdi, Nigeria.
3. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi, Nigeria.
Objective: This study was to evaluate the normal ovarian volume amongst normal adults using transvaginal ultrasound.
Methods: This was a hospital based prospective descriptive study carried out between May and December 2012 on consecutive patients presenting for ultrasonography at Federal Medical Centre Makurdi. Sonographic examination was done using Sonoscape SS1-1000 machine fitted with a 5.2 MHz transvaginal transducer and incorporated with an electronic calipers. With an empty bladder, the patient lay in a supine position and the transducer was advanced into the vagina. The ovarian volume of each patient was obtained. The sociodemographic data and body mass index of each patient was also recorded. The data was entered into an Excel sheet and analyzed using EPI INFO statistical software version 3.5.4.
Results: Two hundred and seven subjects were recorded for this study. The average volumes of the left and right ovaries were 6.5±3.3 ml and 6.4±3.8 ml respectively.
Conclusion: These values represent the normal average ovarian volume for healthy women in our environment.
Keywords: Transvaginal ultrasound, ovarian volume, correlates, transducer, body mass index