Color Doppler ultrasonography in the differentiation of uterine sarcomas from uterine leiomyomas

I. Szabó, A. Szánthó, L. Csabay, Z. Csapó, K. Szirmai, Z. Papp

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Abstract

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate uterine vascularity in cases of uterine leiomyomas and uterine sarcomas, as well as to determine the efficiency of uterine blood flow analysis in differentiating between them. Materials and Methods: Transvaginal color and pulsed Doppler findings obtained from 117 patients with histologically proven uterine leiomyoma and 12 with uterine sarcoma were retrospectively assessed. Results: The mean intratumoral resistance index (RI) and pulsatility index (PI) were significantly lower and the intratumoral peak systolic velocity (PSV) was significantly higher in patients with sarcomas than in patients with uterine leiomyomas. Marked reduction of RI and PI and increased PSV could be found in 14 of the leiomyoma cases which showed large size and/or necrotic, degenerative and inflammatory changes. When a cut-off value of 0.5 for the RI was considered, the detection rate for uterine sarcoma was 67% and the false-positive rate was 11.8%. Conclusion: These results suggest that the intratumoral RI detected by color and pulsed Doppler ultrasonography in themselves could be poor for the preoperative differential diagnosis of uterine sarcoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-34
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Journal of Gynaecological Oncology
Volume23
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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Doppler Color Ultrasonography
Leiomyoma
Sarcoma
Doppler Pulsed Ultrasonography
Differential Diagnosis
Color

Keywords

  • Transvaginal color and pulsed Doppler ultrasonography
  • Uterine leiomyoma
  • Uterine sarcoma
  • Uterine vascularity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Oncology

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Color Doppler ultrasonography in the differentiation of uterine sarcomas from uterine leiomyomas. / Szabó, I.; Szánthó, A.; Csabay, L.; Csapó, Z.; Szirmai, K.; Papp, Z.

In: European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2002, p. 29-34.

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