Journal article

Arguments for a magnetic resonance imaging-assisted FIGO staging system for cervical cancer

K Narayan

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GYNECOLOGICAL CANCER | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2005

Abstract

FIGO staging of cervical cancer is based on anatomic compartmental spread of cervical cancer. This was necessary in the evaluation of surgical resectability in each patient. Even if the surgical resection was not deemed satisfactory, surgical findings and subsequent accurate anatomic pathology findings could be used to prescribe tailored adjuvant therapies. Recently, the management of cervical cancer has been influenced by the evidence from several surgical-pathologic studies and phase II and III combined modality treatment trials. However, the patient selection criteria used in these clinical studies were almost always refined by modern medical imaging and surgical techniques not prescribed..

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