Preoperative staging is fundamentally important in endometrial carcinoma. The presence of lymph node metastasis and the risk of tumour recidivation are correlated to the degree of myometrial invasion by the tumour. The preoperative diagnosis of the absence of myometrial invasion may render pelvic lymphadenectomy superfluous. A group of 24 patients suffering from endometrial carcinoma underwent transvaginal ultrasonography and nuclear magnetic resonance prior to surgery in order to evaluate possible myometrial invasion. The study was integrated by computerised tomography (CT) to obtain a clearer image of the retroperitoneum. The authors aim to ascertain the accuracy, sensitivity and specificity of these methods in the preoperative evaluation other degree of myometrial infiltration.

Diagnostic methods compared in neoplastic pathology of the endometrium

CARTA, Gaspare;PATACCHIOLA, FELICE;
1994

Abstract

Preoperative staging is fundamentally important in endometrial carcinoma. The presence of lymph node metastasis and the risk of tumour recidivation are correlated to the degree of myometrial invasion by the tumour. The preoperative diagnosis of the absence of myometrial invasion may render pelvic lymphadenectomy superfluous. A group of 24 patients suffering from endometrial carcinoma underwent transvaginal ultrasonography and nuclear magnetic resonance prior to surgery in order to evaluate possible myometrial invasion. The study was integrated by computerised tomography (CT) to obtain a clearer image of the retroperitoneum. The authors aim to ascertain the accuracy, sensitivity and specificity of these methods in the preoperative evaluation other degree of myometrial infiltration.
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