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New scoring system for prediction of ovarian malignancy based on transvaginal color Doppler sonography.
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PMID:  1494195     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The goal of this prospective study was to develop a new scoring system using transvaginal color and pulsed Doppler characterization of ovarian lesions. Transvaginal color Doppler sonography was performed on 812 women, among whom 174 adnexal masses were found and analyzed. Ovarian lesions were assessed by means of morphological and color Doppler scoring systems. Tumors were characterized ultrasonically as benign or suspected of being malignant. Scoring system results were correlated with histopathological findings. Among our study group, 38 malignant and 136 benign ovarian tumors were found and verified. The color Doppler scoring system was very useful in distinguishing benign from malignant masses, with a sensitivity of 97.3% and a specificity of 100%, compared with the morphological scoring system's sensitivity of 92.1% and specificity of 94.8%. We also evaluated a combination of both scoring systems. We believe that new color Doppler scoring system maximizes the ability to discriminate between benign and malignant entities.
A Kurjak; M Predanić
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0278-4297     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ultrasound Med     Publication Date:  1992 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-03-08     Completed Date:  1993-03-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211547     Medline TA:  J Ultrasound Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  631-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ultrasonic Institute, Medical School, University of Zagreb, Croatia.
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MeSH Terms
False Negative Reactions
Middle Aged
Ovarian Neoplasms / classification*,  ultrasonography*
Predictive Value of Tests
Prospective Studies
Reproducibility of Results
Sensitivity and Specificity

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