OBJECTIVE: To compare diagnostic accuracy of sonohysterography vs hysteroscopy in patients with benign uterine endocavitary findings.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective study evaluated 202 patients submitted to sonohysterography after transvaginal ultrasound examination suspicious for uterine endocavitary findings. Cytological sample was taken and analyzed from the fluid used to distend the uterine cavity. Of 202 patients enrolled for this study, 86 patients underwent gynaecological surgery, of whom 77 were treated with operative hysteroscopy and 9 with other gynaecological surgical techniques. Statistical analysis was performed to evaluate diagnostic agreement between sonohysterography vs hysteroscopy and cytology vs histology.
RESULTS: Diagnostic concordance between sonohysterography and hysteroscopy was significant (k value 0.87). The correlation between cytological and histological findings had a moderate level of concordance (k value 0.49).
CONCLUSIONS: Sonohysterography provides a diagnostic accuracy as well as hysteroscopy, therefore, it could be considered an alternative procedure in the diagnosis of benign uterine endocavitary findings.Free PDF Download
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M. Zinna, M. Gentile, F. Torcia, P. Bianchi, G. Cozza, R. Marziani, G.N. Milazzo, A. Catalano, M. Di Properzio, F. Manzara, M. Schimberni, D. Caserta, A. Frega
Diagnostic accuracy of sonohysterography vs hysteroscopy in benign uterine endocavitary findings
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 19 - N. 3