IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 28 / Issue 5 / pii/2007189

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Original Research

The role of three-dimensional (3D) sonography and 3D power Doppler in the preoperative assessment of borderline ovarian tumors

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1 1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, “Alexandra” Hospital, University of Athens, Greece
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2007, 28(5), 381–385;
Published: 10 October 2007

Purpose of investigation: To determine the value of three-dimensional (3D) sonography and 3D power Doppler in distinguishing borderline ovarian tumors from benign cysts and malignant tumors. Methods: One hundred and seventy-two women with a mean age of 37 years (range 28-45) and diagnosis of a confirmed pelvic mass were referred for preoperative evaluation with 3D sonog­raphy and 3D power Doppler. Sonographic criteria used for the diagnosis of borderline tumors were based on a system that included morphological characteristics, histological evaluation and power Doppler imaging. Results: Ten lesions were histopathologically diagnosed as borderline ovarian tumors, 42 as malignant and 120 as benign. Three-dimensional sonography revealed 120 ovarian tumors which scored below 7 (benign), according to Kurjak's scale, 12 tumors which scored between 7-8 and 40 tumors between 9-13 (malignant). Conclusions: Preoperative assessment of borderline tumors by 3D imaging may promote improved patient care and introduce laparoscopic management as an alternative surgical approach.

Power Doppler
Borderline tumors
Ovarian cyst
Ovarian cancer
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