Novelties of ultrasound imaging for endometrial cancer preoperative workup


Capozzi V. A. , Rosati A., Rumolo V., Ferrari F., Gullo G., Karaman E. , ...More

MINERVA MEDICA, vol.112, no.1, pp.3-11, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 112 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.23736/s0026-4806.20.07125-6
  • Title of Journal : MINERVA MEDICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.3-11

Abstract

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.