Computed tomography in malignant endometrial neoplasms

Dennis M. Balfe, Jerry Van Dyke, Joseph K. Joseph, Philip J. Weyman, Bruce L. Mc Clennan

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Abstract

Malignant uterine neoplasms are the most common invasive gynecological malignancies. The prognosis depends on the history, the grade, and the stage. Recent reports have stressed that a small percentage of patients with clinically low stage disease have unsuspected metastases. We retrospectively reviewed 61 patients with known malignant uterine neoplasms. In 18 patients with preoperative computed tomographic examinations, these scans detected unsuspected omental metastases in two and pelvic adenopathy in three. There was one false positive and one false negative examination. Computed tomography was superior to the clinical examination in defining the extent of the tumor in five patients. Computed tomography was also helpful in evaluating patients with suspected recurrent disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)677-681
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of computer assisted tomography
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1983

Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • Neoplasms
  • Uterus

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