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Author Brenner, D. E. ♦ Whitley, N. D. ♦ Prempree, T. ♦ Villasanta, U.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE ♦ ABDOMEN ♦ CAT SCANNING ♦ CARCINOMAS ♦ DIAGNOSIS ♦ COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY ♦ EVALUATION ♦ PELVIS ♦ PATIENTS ♦ UTERUS ♦ BODY ♦ BODY AREAS ♦ DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES ♦ DISEASES ♦ FEMALE GENITALS ♦ NEOPLASMS ♦ ORGANS ♦ TOMOGRAPHY ♦ Medicine- External Radiation in Diagnostics- (1980-)
Abstract Twenty patients with invasive carcinoma of the cervix (FIGO stages IB-IV) were staged by routine pelvic examination, intravenous urography, chemistry studies, and barium enema. All patients received a CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis followed by pelvic examination under anesthesia (EUA). CT agreed with EUA staging in 13 of 20 patients (65%). All patients had surgical para-aortic lymph node sampling. The sensitivity of CT for para-aortic lymph node involvement was 67% and the specificity was 92%. CT scanning is equal to other clinical staging procedures for carcinoma of the cervix. It offers the avantages of being noninvasive and visualizing tumor for the construction of radiation portals. CT is useful in the detection of para-aoric lymphadenopathy; however, the presence of normal sized or enlarged nodes makes pathologic examination, either by needle aspiration or surgery, necessary.
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1982-12-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal Cancer
Volume Number 50
Issue Number 11


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