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Three-dimensional transvaginal sonography in local staging of cervical carcinoma: description of a novel technique and preliminary results.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17899576     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility of three-dimensional multiplanar sonography in the local staging of cervical carcinoma. METHODS: Between January 2005 and May 2006, 14 patients with invasive cervical carcinoma underwent transvaginal volume ultrasound examination prior to primary surgery. Parametrial invasion was evaluated in the coronal plane, while both bladder and rectal invasion were evaluated in the sagittal plane. Ultrasound findings were compared with surgical and histological results. RESULTS: In 12 of the 14 cases, three-dimensional ultrasound findings were compatible with pathology results. In the remaining two cases, either infiltration of right parametrium or rectal invasion were suspected at ultrasound but not confirmed at pathology. CONCLUSIONS: Despite the small number of patients evaluated, three-dimensional multiplanar sonography appears to be a promising technique in the local staging of cervical carcinoma.
T Ghi; S Giunchi; M Kuleva; D Santini; L Savelli; G Formelli; P Casadio; S Costa; M C Meriggiola; G Pelusi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0960-7692     ISO Abbreviation:  Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2007 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-03     Completed Date:  2008-04-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9108340     Medline TA:  Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  778-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright (c) 2007 ISUOG
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Policlinico S.Orsola-Malpighi, Università degli Studi di Bologna, Bologna, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Feasibility Studies
Imaging, Three-Dimensional / methods
Middle Aged
Neoplasm Invasiveness
Neoplasm Staging / methods
Rectal Neoplasms / pathology,  ultrasonography
Sensitivity and Specificity
Treatment Outcome
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms / pathology,  ultrasonography
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / pathology,  therapy,  ultrasonography*

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