Diagnostic Performances of Tridimensional Rectosonography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Rectosigmoid Endometriosis: A Prospective Cohort Study on 101 Patients

The objectives of this study were to assess the diagnostic performances of 3-D RSG in deep infiltrating rectosigmoid endometriosis using surgery and pathology as the gold standard, and to compare its results with those of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Patients referred for endometriosis with symptoms suggesting deep infiltrating intestinal endometriosis (DIE) were included if they agreed to undergo a 3-D RSG and MRI and if there was a surgical indication related to endometriosis.
Source: Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Original Contribution Source Type: research

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Endometriosis is a common disease of reproductive-age women that is often first encountered with ultrasound. Therefore, familiarity with the variety of manifestations of endometriosis is important for appropriate diagnosis and management. The aim of this article is to review the spectrum of appearance of pelvic endometriosis and to discuss potential mimics on ultrasound. Given that magnetic resonance imaging is an important problem-solving tool in female pelvic imaging, magnetic resonance imaging correlation is also provided.
Source: Ultrasound Quarterly - Category: Radiology Tags: Pictorial Essay Source Type: research
AbstractWe have read the article entitled “Laparoscopic treatment of endometriosis and predictors of major complications: a retrospective cohort study” by Clarket al with great interest [1]. It has been reported that major complications following laparoscopic treatment of endometriosis are infrequent and difficult to predict by patient characteristics and preoperative imaging (magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or ultrasound (US)).
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: LETTER TO EDITOR Source Type: research
ConclusionAn unusual presentation of regular menstruation and nonspecific abdominal pain delays the diagnosis, which can lead to complications such as endometriosis and infertility. Awareness is required; otherwise, misdiagnosis clearly can occur.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Abstract Endometriosis is characterized by the presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterus. When endometrial implants penetrate more than 5 mm into the peritoneum, the condition is referred to as deep pelvic endometriosis. Although laparoscopy is the gold standard test to establish a diagnosis of deep endometriosis, transvaginal ultrasound represents an alternative that can contribute to detection of the disease, because it is an accessible, low-cost, noninvasive examination that allows preoperative planning in cases requiring surgical treatment. However, in clinical practice, transvaginal ultrasound is still not wid...
Source: Radiologia Brasileira - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Extrapelvic endometriosis is a rare and usually misdiagnosed entity. Some extrapelvic endometriotic lesions are small and nonpalpable, which makes them difficult to locate and remove. Here, we report the use of radioactive seed localization to locate and guide the excision of a small, nonpalpable endometriotic lesion. A 32-year-old woman presented with disabling pain in the right inguinal area. Magnetic resonance imaging and abdominal ultrasound results showed an 11-mm nodule in the abdominal wall, in the vicinity of the groin, consistent with an endometriotic lesion.
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
Extrapelvic endometriosis is a rare and usually misdiagnosed entity. Some extrapelvic endometriotic lesions are small and non-palpable, which makes them difficult to locate and remove. Here we report the use of radioactive seed localization (RSL) to locate and guide the excision of a small, non-palpable endometriotic lesion. A 32-year old woman presented with disabling pain in the right inguinal area. Magnetic resonance imaging and abdominal ultrasound results showed an 11-mm nodule in the abdominal wall, in the vicinity of the groin, consistent with an endometriotic lesion.
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: In conclusion, complementary to an expert transvaginal ultrasound (TV-US) a 'one-stop' magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) predicts the intra-operative findings equally well as the standard radiological imaging (IVU and DCBE) in patients referred for endometriosis surgery in a tertiary care academic center. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31503381 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 27 June 2019Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive GynecologyAuthor(s): Suhua Shi, Guantai Ni, Li Ling, Huafeng Ding, Yihui Zhou, Zhimin DingAbstractStudy ObjectiveTo evaluate high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) ablation therapy for abdominal wall endometriosis.DesignA retrospective study.SettingGynecological department of a teaching hospital in China.PatientsThirty patients with abdominal wall endometriosis were treated from May 2013 to December 2015.InterventionsThirteen patients were treated with HIFU ablation, and 17 patients were treated with surgical resection.Measurements and M...
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionCurettage for miscarriage or undesired pregnancy is not exempt from complications, such as hemorrhage, simple perforation, and infection. Intrauterine fallopian tube incarceration is uncommon but can affect fertility. This diagnosis is important to avoid destruction of the fimbriae and necrosis of the tube and also to reduce the risk of ectopic pregnancy.
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Conclusion Four types of USL endometriosis were summarized according to the ultrasound characteristics and the distribution of USL involvement was also concluded according to the results of surgery. TVS has significant value in diagnosis of USL endometriosis and can be used as a first-line tool for diagnosis. Ethics Statement The Medical Science Ethics Committee of Shenzhen People’s Hospital approved this study (No. 2018100). Each patient or an appropriate family member provided informed written consent to obtain clinical materials. Author Contributions YZ and BD conceived and designed the whole experiments and ...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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