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Case Report
In postmenopausal women: a screening test for ovarian cancer?
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1 Obstetrics and Gynecology Department - Institute for Childhood, Trieste (Italy)
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 1989, 16(2-3), 71–78;
Published: 10 June 1989

Ovarian cancer is the first cause of death from gynaecological malignancy. The poor over-all five year survival rate requires a specific procedure for early detection of ovarian carci-noma. An evaluation of ultrasonography as a screening test in early ovarian cancer is currently used m our Institute. A group of 500 volunteers without clinical symptoms, older than 45 years. The morphology and size of both ovaries were assessed. Abnormal results were obtained in 11 women. Four (4) postmenopausal patients underwent surgery. At the moment our study proves that We need further evaluations to assess the real effectiveness of ultrasound examination as a screening test for early detection of ovarian cancer.
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