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The role of transvaginal sonography as compared with endorectal sonography in the evaluation of rectal cancer: preliminay study.

Domenii publicaţii > Ştiinţe medicale + Tipuri publicaţii > Articol în revistã ştiinţificã

Autori: Badea R, Badea Gh, Dejica D, Henegar E

Editorial: Surgical Endoscopy, DOI: 10.1007/BF00316844 , 5(2), p.89 -91, 1991.


We carried out a preliminary study on the efficacy of endovaginal sonography (EVS) in the evaluation of rectal cancer. The study included 12 women with endoscopically documented rectal cancer, 10 of which were treated surgically. We found that EVS evidenced metastasized lymph nodes (7/9) and infiltration of the rectovaginal space more clearly; moreover, this technique can also be performed in cases of stenosing cancer. Endorectal sonography (ERS) evidenced infiltration of the rectal wall but was less accurate both in detecting metastasized lymph nodes (6/9) and for exploration of the rectovaginal space. We concluded that the two methods complement one another and improve ultrasonographic staging of rectal cancer.

Cuvinte cheie: Rectal cancer,Ultrasonography,Endovaginal sonography