Use of Grey Scale Sonography in the Morphologic Diagnosis of Selected Gynecologic Tumors

  • A. C. Fleischer
  • M. D. Brown
  • P. L. Wilds

Abstract

The recent widespread utilization of grey scale imaging has enabled the sonographer to obtain additional information concerning the internal consistency (echogenicity) of gynecologic tumors when compared to conventional B-mode leading edge techniques. 1,2 It has been our experience in 50 pathologically proven cases that the information obtained by grey scale imaging can be used to limit differential diagnoses of some gynecologic neoplasms.* Although grey scale sonography was only rarely sufficient to make a definitive diagnosis, it has great promise as a useful non-invasive method for establishing tumor morphology and extent of gross tumor invasion prior to surgical exploration or laparoscopy. Selected examples of cases in which grey scale sonography contributed to clinical diagnosis and management are represented here.

Keywords

Teratoma Leiomyoma Cystadenoma Cystadenocarcinoma 

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© American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. C. Fleischer
    • 1
  • M. D. Brown
    • 1
  • P. L. Wilds
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Radiology and Ob/GynMedical College of GeorgiaAugustaUSA

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