Ovarian carcinoma: An ultrasound study

M. Conte, L. Guariglia, P. L. Benedetti Panici, G. Scambia, R. Cento, G. Laurelli, S. Mancuso

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Between March 1986 and March 1989, 65 epithelial ovarian carcinomas were studied by means of real time high resolution ultrasound. The sonographic findings were correlated with FIGO stage, histotype and histological grade. The echostructure was compared with that of a group of 141 benign controls. Moreover, some sonographic patterns, significantly more frequent in the malignant tumors (ascites, irregular borders, peritoneal growths), were identified. The diagnosis of malignancy was as accurate as 90.0%, sensitivity and specificity were 84.7% and 92.3% respectively. Our results, coupled with the low costs involved and the non-invasiveness of the method, thus confirm that ultrasound can still be considered a primary technique in the preoperative assessment of ovarian masses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-36
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Gynaecological Oncology
Volume11
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1990

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Carcinoma
Ascites
Neoplasms
Costs and Cost Analysis
Sensitivity and Specificity
Growth

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  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Oncology

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Conte, M., Guariglia, L., Benedetti Panici, P. L., Scambia, G., Cento, R., Laurelli, G., & Mancuso, S. (1990). Ovarian carcinoma: An ultrasound study. European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology, 11(1), 33-36.

Ovarian carcinoma : An ultrasound study. / Conte, M.; Guariglia, L.; Benedetti Panici, P. L.; Scambia, G.; Cento, R.; Laurelli, G.; Mancuso, S.

In: European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology, Vol. 11, No. 1, 1990, p. 33-36.

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Conte, M, Guariglia, L, Benedetti Panici, PL, Scambia, G, Cento, R, Laurelli, G & Mancuso, S 1990, 'Ovarian carcinoma: An ultrasound study', European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 33-36.
Conte M, Guariglia L, Benedetti Panici PL, Scambia G, Cento R, Laurelli G et al. Ovarian carcinoma: An ultrasound study. European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology. 1990;11(1):33-36.
Conte, M. ; Guariglia, L. ; Benedetti Panici, P. L. ; Scambia, G. ; Cento, R. ; Laurelli, G. ; Mancuso, S. / Ovarian carcinoma : An ultrasound study. In: European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology. 1990 ; Vol. 11, No. 1. pp. 33-36.
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