MINERVA MEDICA, vol.112, no.1, pp.3-11, 2021 (SCI-Expanded)
Article / Review
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
Ultrasonography, Endometrial neoplasms, Review, QUALITY-OF-LIFE, TELELAP ALF-X, TRANSVAGINAL ULTRASOUND, MYOMETRIAL INVASION, SURGICAL-TREATMENT, CERVICAL INVASION, OVARIAN-CANCER, SENTINEL NODE, HYSTERECTOMY, CARCINOMA
Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated:
INTRODUCTION: Endometrial cancer (EC) is the most frequent gynecological cancer. Transvaginal ultrasound (TVU) plays a leading role in the preoperative workup and often is the first diagnostic instrumental examination. Despite expert hands' ultrasound is recommended to assess myometrial invasion in early stage EC, this method is a strictly operatordependent examination, and varying degrees of sensitivity and specificity have been reported. The present review aims to provide an update of ultrasound imaging in the preoperative work-up for EC patients.