LA RISONANZA MAGNETICA NELLA DIAGNOSI DI ENDOMETRIOSI

Translated title of the contribution: Magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of endometriosis

G. Falco, N. De Frenza, C. Ventrella, M. Traversa, E. Chiuri, V. Ventrella

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Abstract

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 contributionMagnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of endometriosis
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)35-39
Number of pages5
JournalGiornale Italiano di Ostetricia e Ginecologia
Volume17
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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