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PURPOSE To determine patient, tumor, and treatment factors predictive of local control (LC) in a series of patients treated with either perioperative high-dose-rate brachytherapy (PHDRB) alone (Group 1) or with PHDRB combined with external-beam radiotherapy (EBRT) (Group 2). PATIENT AND METHODS Patients (n = 312) enrolled in several PHDRB prospective(More)
GOALS Three-dimensional ultrasound (3D-US) is a new imaging technique that has become available in clinical practice. It is being increasingly used in women with gynecological cancer. The goal of this article is to review critically current evidence of the role of this technique in this clinical setting. METHODS Through Medline search (2001-2010) 46(More)
PURPOSE This study was designed to retrospectively evaluate the diagnostic yield of FDG PET for the diagnosis of recurrent ovarian cancer. METHODS Eighty FDG PET scans were performed on 55 patients owing to suspicion of relapse, and 45 FDG PET scans were performed on 31 patients who were clinically disease free. PET results were compared with the results(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the diagnostic accuracy of transvaginal ultrasound (TVS) in the preoperative detection of endometriosis in the uterosacral ligaments (USL), rectovaginal septum (RVS), vagina and bladder in patients with clinical suspicion of deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE). METHODS An extensive search was performed in MEDLINE (PubMed) and EMBASE(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the results of expectant management of ovarian cysts with benign ultrasound morphology in selected asymptomatic premenopausal women. METHODS This was a prospective cohort study of premenopausal women diagnosed with a persistent adnexal cyst. Patients were selected according to symptoms (asymptomatic), the cyst's appearance on(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the natural history of simple unilocular adnexal cysts in asymptomatic postmenopausal women. METHODS Eight thousand seven hundred ninety-four asymptomatic postmenopausal women underwent transvaginal ultrasound as part of routine gynecological check-up at our institution between January 1995 and June 2002. All patients in whom a(More)
PURPOSE To describe and analyze the diagnostic performance of uterine virtual navigation with three-dimensional (3D) ultrasonography (US) for the assessment of the depth of myometrial infiltration by endometrial cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review board approval was obtained; patients gave oral informed consent. Women with endometrial(More)
In the present study we aimed to develop a formula for predicting adnexal malignancy based on menopausal status, ultrasound morphology, and color Doppler findings. Logistic regression analysis was performed retrospectively in 79 adnexal masses (59 benign and 20 malignant) in 73 unselected and consecutive patients. All these masses had been preoperatively(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether perioperative high-dose-rate brachytherapy (PHDRB) implants with larger high-dose regions produce increased locoregional control. METHODS AND MATERIALS Patients (n=166) enrolled in several PHDRB prospective studies conducted at the University of Navarre were analyzed. The PHDRB was given to total doses of 16Gy/4 b.i.d. or(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the correlation between intratumoral vascularization using three-dimensional power Doppler angiography (3D-PDA) and several histological tumor characteristics in a series of patients with endometrial carcinoma. METHODS Ninety-nine women (mean age, 61.7 (range, 31-84) years) diagnosed as having endometrial cancer were assessed by(More)