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Value of three-dimensional contrast-enhanced power Doppler ultrasound for characterizing adnexal masses.
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PMID:  22413992     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Aims:  The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic performance of 3-D contrast-enhanced power Doppler ultrasonography (3-D CEPDUS) for differentiating benign and malignant adnexal masses. Material and Methods:  Consecutive patients with adnexal masses were included prospectively and underwent 2-D ultrasonography and 3-D CEPDUS in a tertiary centre in Paris, France. The main outcome measure was the diagnostic accuracy of 3-D CEPDUS to diagnose malignant and borderline adnexal masses. The reference standard was the final histological examination. Two-dimensional ultrasonography and 3-D CEPDUS were compared using semiquantitative scores. Three-dimensional CEPDUS assessed vessel density, vessel pattern, and three vascular indexes in a 5-mL region of interest (vascularization index [VI], flow index [FI], and vascularization flow index [VFI]). The 2-D and 3-D examinations were done by different sonographers who were blinded to the other test. The pathologist was blinded to ultrasonography findings. Results:  Of 99 patients, 88 had benign tumors and were compared to the 11 patients with borderline (n = 5) or malignant (n = 6) tumors. The sensitivity of the subjective 2-D score was 55% (95% confidence interval [CI], 25-84) and specificity 94% (95%CI, 89-99). The sensitivity of the subjective 3-D score was 82% (95%CI, 58-100) and specificity 90% (95%CI, 83-96). Improvement of detection of malignant or borderline tumors by subjective 3-D score was 150%. Vessel density and patterns were not more efficient than the subjective 3-D score. The mean vascular index values were significantly different between benign and borderline/malignant groups: VI, 7.2 versus 35.5 (P < 0.0001); FI, 37.0 versus 48.2 (P = 0.003); and VFI, 2.9 versus 17.6 (P < 0.0001), respectively. Conclusions:  3-D CEPDUS improves detection of malignant and borderline adnexal masses.
Cyrille Huchon; Ulrike Metzger; Anne-Sophie Bats; Cherazade Bensaid; Gilles Chatellier; Michel Azizi; Marie-Aude Lefrère-Belda; Arnaud Dujardin; Jean-Pierre Bernard; Fabrice Lécuru
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1447-0756     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Obstet. Gynaecol. Res.     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
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Created Date:  2012-3-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9612761     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 The Authors. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research © 2012 Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Department of Gynecological and Oncological Surgery Clinical Research Unit Department of Pathology, European Hospital Georges Pompidou, AP-HP Faculty of Medicine INSERM UMR-S 747, Paris Descartes University Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Necker Enfants Malades Hospital, Paris General Electric, Avenue Morange Saulnier, Vélizy Cedex, France.
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