The role of ultrasound in the assessment of uterine cervical cancer
Alcázar JL(1), Arribas S(2), Mínguez JA(1), Jurado M(1).
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Clínica Universidad de Navarra, University of Navarra, Avenida Pio XII, 36, 31008 Pamplona, Spain.
(2) Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital García Orcoyen, Estella, Navarra Spain.
Uterine cervical cancer is the second most frequent gynecological malignancy worldwide. The assessment of the extent of disease is essential for planning optimal treatment. Imaging techniques are increasingly used in the pre-treatment work-up of cervical cancer. Currently, MRI for local extent of disease evaluation and PET-scan for distant disease assessment are considered as first-line techniques.
Notwithstanding, in the last few years, ultrasound has gained attention as an imaging technique for evaluating women with cervical cancer. In this paper, current knowledge about the use of ultrasound for assessing uterine cervical cancer will be reviewed and discussed.
CITATION J Obstet Gynaecol India. 2014 Oct;64(5):311-6. doi: 10.1007/s13224-014-0622-4.