Granulosa cell tumors of the ovary: Do they have any unique ultrasonographic and color Doppler flow features?

Citation
R. Sharony et al., Granulosa cell tumors of the ovary: Do they have any unique ultrasonographic and color Doppler flow features?, INT J GYN C, 11(3), 2001, pp. 229-233
Citations number
13
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Reproductive Medicine
Journal title
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GYNECOLOGICAL CANCER
ISSN journal
1048-891X → ACNP
Volume
11
Issue
3
Year of publication
2001
Pages
229 - 233
Database
ISI
SICI code
1048-891X(200105/06)11:3<229:GCTOTO>2.0.ZU;2-9
Abstract
The aim of this study was to describe the ultrasonographic and Doppler flow attributes of granulosa cell tumors (GCT) of the ovary and to compare thes e attributes to those of epithelial tumors of the ovary. Among 13,475 gynec ological patients who were scanned in our ultrasound unit between 1992 and 1996, seven patients had GCT. The final diagnosis was confirmed, postoperat ively, by pathologic examination and by applying the WHO classification. Th e ultrasonographic findings of the GCT patients were compared to those reco rded in a second group of 29 patients who had been diagnosed with epithelia l tumor of the ovary. The sonographic appearance of GCT of the ovary was se mi-solid and the endometrium was thick in six of the seven patients. Dopple r flow studies of vessels within or in the contour of the lesions showed th e resistive index (RI) to be 0.448 +/-0.018. The epithelial tumors had a si milar appearance and flow pattern except for the presence of ascites in one -third of the patients. Ultrasound scanning, including color Doppler flow, did not contribute data that could assist in differentiating between GCT an d epithelial tumors of the ovary.