Even today, rate of endometriosis in the female population is still difficult to evaluate. We believe that the rate varies from 8% to 43%, with 20% in pluriparous and 16% in pregnant women. The maximum incidence is between 25 and 30 years. In our study, 10 patients (age 21-56 years: mean 37) with clinically suspected endometriosis, RM imaging positive for this disease and histologically confirmed at surgery were evaluated. A correlation between histology and RM imaging was found in 7/10 patients. At present, RM represents a useful instrument for diagnosis of endometriosis with a good sensitivity and specificity, permitting therefore, the rapid administration of adequate therapy.
|Translated title of the contribution||Magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of endometriosis|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Ostetricia e Ginecologia|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology