MYOMETRIAL INVASION OF ENDOMETRIUM CANCER ASSESSED BY TRANSRECTAL ULTRASONOGRAPHY


ORTAC F., BAHCECI M., SALIH M., GUNGOR M. , ISCAN S., YAVUZ H.

GYNECOLOGIC AND OBSTETRIC INVESTIGATION, vol.32, no.2, pp.115-117, 1991 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1991
  • Doi Number: 10.1159/000293008
  • Title of Journal : GYNECOLOGIC AND OBSTETRIC INVESTIGATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.115-117

Abstract

Transrectal ultrasonographic examinations before surgery were performed on 27 patients with stage I endometrial cancer to assess myometrial invasion. The findings were compared with the histopathologic data obtained by surgery. Sensitivity and specificity of transrectal ultrasonography in myometrial invasion of endometrium cancer were 82.6 and 100%, respectively. Therefore, transrectal ultrasonography may be a useful diagnostic tool to determine the myometrial invasion, which is the most important prognostic factor in endometrial cancer.