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Sonographic features of ovarian cystadenofibromas: spectrum of findings

Aug 1, 2001 | Magazine: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine

Alcázar JL, Errasti T, Mínguez JA, Galán MJ, García-Manero M, Ceamanos C.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Clinica Universitaria de Navarra, School of Medicine, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain.


OBJECTIVE
To describe the sonographic characteristics of ovarian cystadenofibromas.

METHODS
We conducted a retrospective study of 23 ovarian tumors histopathologically confirmed as ovarian cystadenofibromas that were preoperatively evaluated by transvaginal color Doppler sonography.

RESULTS
In all cases the mass was predominantly cystic. Septations appeared in 30.4% of the tumors. Papillary projections or solid nodules appeared in 56.5% of the cases. The most frequent appearance was a unilocular complex cystic mass. In 47.8% of the tumors, vascularization was detected, having a typical pattern of peripheral vascularization with scattered vessels of high blood flow impedance.

CONCLUSIONS
We have described the sonographic spectrum of findings of ovarian cystadenofibromas. The most frequent appearance was a unilocular cystic mass with gross papillary projections or solid nodules. In almost half of the tumors, vascularization could be detected.

CITATION  J Ultrasound Med. 2001 Aug;20(8):915-9