Comparison of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional power-Doppler imaging in complex adnexal masses for the prediction of ovarian cancer
Alcázar JL, Castillo G.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Clínica Universitaria de Navarra, University of Navarra, School of Medicine, Pamplona, Spain.
Magazine: American Journal of Obstretics and Gynecology
Date: Mar 1, 2005Gynaecology and Obstetrics [SP]
The purpose of this study was to compare 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional power-Doppler imaging diagnostic performance for the prediction of ovarian cancer in complex adnexal masses.
Sixty-nine complex adnexal masses in 60 women (mean age, 48.4 years [range, 17-82 years]) were evaluated by 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional power-Doppler imaging for differentiating benign from malignant masses. Complex adnexal mass was defined in the presence of at least 1 of the following features: solid areas, thick papillary projections, thick septa, or purely solid echogenicity. One examiner performed 2-dimensional power-Doppler imaging, and a second examiner performed 3-dimensional power-Doppler imaging. All masses were removed surgically, and definitive diagnosis was obtained. Sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value, and accuracy were calculated for both techniques.
Forty-five tumors (65.2%) were proved to be malignant, and 24 tumors (34.8%) were proved to be benign. Sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value, and accuracy for 2-dimensional power-Doppler imaging were 97.8%, 87.5%, 93.6%, 95.5%, and 94.2%, respectively. Sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value, and accuracy for 3-dimensional power-Doppler imaging were 97.8%, 79.2%, 89.9%, 95%, and 91.3 % respectively. There were no statistical differences in sensitivity and specificity (McNemar test: P = .250)
Three-dimensional power-Doppler imaging did not have a better diagnostic performance than 2-dimensional power-Doppler imaging for the discrimination of benign from malignant complex adnexal masses.
CITATION Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Mar;192(3):807-12
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