Objective To evaluate pre-operatively the sonographic morphology and colour Doppler findings of borderline ovarian tumours and to compare these findings to those of benign and malignant tumours. Methods Pre-operative transvaginal and colour Doppler ultrasound examinations were performed on 150 women with adnexal tumours. Pulsatility index, resistance index, peak systolic velocity, site, number and confluence of vessels were recorded. Results Fifty-six women had malignant ovarian tumours, 74 had benign and 20 had borderline tumours. No biological, morphological or demographic parameters were specifically predictive of borderline tumours. Intratumoral vessels with a pulsatility index of below 1.0 were observed in 19 of the 20 borderline tumours; a morphological score suggested malignancy in 15 women whereas the CA125 exceeded 30 u/ml in 10 cases. Confluence of blood vessels was observed only in three cases. A model including intracystic complexity (either vegetations or septa), pulsatility index of less than 1.0, absence of confluence of vessels, CA125 of less than 150 u/L, in a woman under 60 years of age allowed borderline tumours to be detected with 85% sensitivity, 92 % specificity and 91 % accuracy. Conclusion Borderline tumours have haemodynamics resembling those of malignant tumours but the distribution of vessels is often similar to that observed in benign tumours; this observation should be considered when proposing multiparameter scoring systems including colour Doppler ultrasound to identify malignancies of the ovary. Colour Doppler findings may be of assistance in the follow up of women after conservative surgery for ovarian malignancies

Zanetta, G., Lissoni, A., Cha, S., Bertalero, C., Scalambrino, S., Bratina, G. (1995). Pre-operative morphological and colour Doppler features of borderline ovarian tumours. BRITISH JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY, 102(12), 990-996 [10.1111/j.1471-0528.1995.tb10907.x].

Pre-operative morphological and colour Doppler features of borderline ovarian tumours

LISSONI, ANDREA ALBERTO;
1995

Abstract

Objective To evaluate pre-operatively the sonographic morphology and colour Doppler findings of borderline ovarian tumours and to compare these findings to those of benign and malignant tumours. Methods Pre-operative transvaginal and colour Doppler ultrasound examinations were performed on 150 women with adnexal tumours. Pulsatility index, resistance index, peak systolic velocity, site, number and confluence of vessels were recorded. Results Fifty-six women had malignant ovarian tumours, 74 had benign and 20 had borderline tumours. No biological, morphological or demographic parameters were specifically predictive of borderline tumours. Intratumoral vessels with a pulsatility index of below 1.0 were observed in 19 of the 20 borderline tumours; a morphological score suggested malignancy in 15 women whereas the CA125 exceeded 30 u/ml in 10 cases. Confluence of blood vessels was observed only in three cases. A model including intracystic complexity (either vegetations or septa), pulsatility index of less than 1.0, absence of confluence of vessels, CA125 of less than 150 u/L, in a woman under 60 years of age allowed borderline tumours to be detected with 85% sensitivity, 92 % specificity and 91 % accuracy. Conclusion Borderline tumours have haemodynamics resembling those of malignant tumours but the distribution of vessels is often similar to that observed in benign tumours; this observation should be considered when proposing multiparameter scoring systems including colour Doppler ultrasound to identify malignancies of the ovary. Colour Doppler findings may be of assistance in the follow up of women after conservative surgery for ovarian malignancies
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Sensitivity and Specificity; Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color; Adolescent; Vascular Resistance; Ovarian Neoplasms; Middle Aged; Preoperative Care; Female; Aged; Adult; Humans; Blood Flow Velocity
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Zanetta, G., Lissoni, A., Cha, S., Bertalero, C., Scalambrino, S., Bratina, G. (1995). Pre-operative morphological and colour Doppler features of borderline ovarian tumours. BRITISH JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY, 102(12), 990-996 [10.1111/j.1471-0528.1995.tb10907.x].
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