Imaging in gynecological disease (8): ultrasound characteristics of recurrent borderline ovarian tumors.

Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology

PubMedID: 22858859

Franchi D, Boveri S, Fruscio R, Fischerova D, Guerriero S, Moruzzi MC, Colombo N, Timmerman D, Valentin L, Testa AC. Imaging in gynecological disease (8): ultrasound characteristics of recurrent borderline ovarian tumors. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2013;41(4):452-8.
OBJECTIVES
To describe the sonographic characteristics of borderline ovarian tumor (BOT) recurrence.

METHODS
From the databases of five ultrasound centers, we retrospectively identified 68 patients with histological diagnosis of recurrent BOT who had undergone preoperative ultrasound examination. All recurrences were detected during planned follow-up ultrasound examinations. Recurrent lesions were described using the terms and definitions of the International Ovarian Tumor Analysis (IOTA) group.

RESULTS
Sixty-two patients had a serous BOT recurrence and six a mucinous BOT recurrence. All patients except one were premenopausal, 84% of them being?
CONCLUSION
Sonographic features of recurrent BOT resemble those described by others for different subtypes of primary BOT.