Frozen section analyses as predictors of lymphatic spread in patients with early-stage uterine cancer.

@article{Frumovitz2004FrozenSA,
  title={Frozen section analyses as predictors of lymphatic spread in patients with early-stage uterine cancer.},
  author={Michael Frumovitz and Brian M. Slomovitz and Diljeet K. Singh and Russell Ray Broaddus and Jacki Abrams and Charlotte Cheng-Ling Sun and Michael Bevers and Diane C. Bodurka},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2004},
  volume={199 3},
  pages={
          388-93
        }
}
BACKGROUND Many gynecologic oncologists use intraoperative frozen section (IFS) assessment of histologic grade and depth of myometrial invasion (DOI) as predictors of final grade and stage in women with endometrial cancer. This clinical decision method has never been critically examined. STUDY DESIGN We retrospectively reviewed charts of patients with a preoperative diagnosis of uterine endometrioid adenocarcinoma and an intraoperative frozen section assessment of histologic grade and depth… CONTINUE READING

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