Journal article

PREOPERATIVE MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING DIAGNOSTIC FEATURES OF UTERINE LEIOMYOSARCOMAS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

Helen Kaganov, Alex Ades, David Stuart Fraser

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT IN HEALTH CARE | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2018

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: There are no current established pathognomonic diagnostic features for uterine leiomyosarcomas in the pre- or perioperative setting. Recent inadvertent upstaging of this rare malignancy during laparoscopic morcellation of a presumed fibroid has prompted widespread debate among clinicians regarding the safety of current surgical techniques for management of fibroids. This study aims to conduct a systematic review investigating significant diagnostic features in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of uterine leiomyosarcomas. METHODS: A comprehensive database search was conducted guided by PRISMA recommendations for peer-reviewed publications to November 2017. Parameters available in M..

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