Transvaginal color flow Doppler sonography in the assessment of gestational trophoblastic disease

J. Carter, J. Fowler, J. Carlson, A. Saltzman, L. Byers, L. Carson, L. B. Twiggs

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The aim of this study was to evaluate the blood flow characteristics of the uterine artery and intratumoral vessels in patients with GTD. Twelve patients with GTD were evaluated with TVS, and 11 also had CFD sonography performed. Spectral analysis of both uterine artery and sampled intratumoral and intramyometrial vessels revealed systolic frequencies and PI that were significantly higher in the uterine artery than in sampled intratumoral vessels (P < 0.05). Uterine artery PI correlated significantly with age (P = 0.043), uterine size (P = 0.003), and β-HCG titer (P = 0.03). Intratumoral PI correlated significantly with uterine size (P = 0.05). Intratumoral PI did not correlate with patient age, the shape or orientation of the uterus, presence or absence of subendometrial halo, endometrial thickness or echogenicity, or impression of myometrial invasion. Regression analysis of β-HCG titers on uterine artery and intratumoral PI revealed a linear association. TVS and color flow Doppler sonography are useful in the assessment of patients with GTD. The PI is strongly associated with prognosis and correlates with β-HCG titers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)595-599
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Volume12
Issue number10
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
Externally publishedYes

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Gestational Trophoblastic Disease
Doppler Color Ultrasonography
Uterine Artery
arteries
color
vessels
uterus
prognosis
flow characteristics
blood flow
charge flow devices
Uterus
spectrum analysis
regression analysis
halos
Ultrasonography
Regression Analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Carter, J., Fowler, J., Carlson, J., Saltzman, A., Byers, L., Carson, L., & Twiggs, L. B. (1993). Transvaginal color flow Doppler sonography in the assessment of gestational trophoblastic disease. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, 12(10), 595-599.

Transvaginal color flow Doppler sonography in the assessment of gestational trophoblastic disease. / Carter, J.; Fowler, J.; Carlson, J.; Saltzman, A.; Byers, L.; Carson, L.; Twiggs, L. B.

In: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, Vol. 12, No. 10, 01.01.1993, p. 595-599.

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Carter, J, Fowler, J, Carlson, J, Saltzman, A, Byers, L, Carson, L & Twiggs, LB 1993, 'Transvaginal color flow Doppler sonography in the assessment of gestational trophoblastic disease', Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, vol. 12, no. 10, pp. 595-599.
Carter J, Fowler J, Carlson J, Saltzman A, Byers L, Carson L et al. Transvaginal color flow Doppler sonography in the assessment of gestational trophoblastic disease. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. 1993 Jan 1;12(10):595-599.
Carter, J. ; Fowler, J. ; Carlson, J. ; Saltzman, A. ; Byers, L. ; Carson, L. ; Twiggs, L. B. / Transvaginal color flow Doppler sonography in the assessment of gestational trophoblastic disease. In: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. 1993 ; Vol. 12, No. 10. pp. 595-599.
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