Can MRI rule out bladder and rectal invasion in cervical cancer to help select patients for limited EUA?

@article{Rockall2006CanMR,
  title={Can MRI rule out bladder and rectal invasion in cervical cancer to help select patients for limited EUA?},
  author={Andrea G. Rockall and Sunita Ghosh and Farhad Alexander-Sefre and Syed Babar and Mohammed Siddig Younis and Sobia Naz and Ian J. Jacobs and Rodney H. Reznek},
  journal={Gynecologic oncology},
  year={2006},
  volume={101 2},
  pages={244-9}
}
OBJECTIVES Although invasion of the bladder or rectum is rare in cervical carcinoma, endoscopic assessment of both organs is part of the standard FIGO clinical staging system, with associated increase in cost and risk of complications. Our objective was to evaluate whether MRI could be used to select patients who did not require invasive staging of the bladder or rectum. METHODS Two observers, blinded to the results of cystoscopy and endoscopic examination of the rectum, retrospectively… CONTINUE READING

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