Ovarian cancer screening in asymptomatic postmenopausal women.

@article{DePriest1993OvarianCS,
  title={Ovarian cancer screening in asymptomatic postmenopausal women.},
  author={Paul DePriest and John Rensselaer van Nagell and Holly H. Gallion and Douglas Shenson and James E. Hunter and Stephen H J Andrews and Diane E. Powell and Edward J Pavlik},
  journal={Gynecologic oncology},
  year={1993},
  volume={51 2},
  pages={205-9}
}
From 1987 to 1992, 3220 asymptomatic postmenopausal women underwent screening with transvaginal sonography (TVS) as part of the University of Kentucky Ovarian Cancer Screening Project. Ovarian volume was calculated using the prolate ellipsoid formula (length x height x width x 0.523). An abnormal sonogram was defined by (1) an ovarian volume > 10cm3 or (2) a papillary projection into a cystic ovarian tumor. All women with an abnormal TVS had a repeat sonogram in 4-6 weeks. If the repeat… CONTINUE READING

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