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The role of intraoperative consultation in the management of ovarian masses and endometrial carcinomas: a 7-year experience

  • Nurhan Sahin1,*,
  • Busra Cosanay Tekden1
  • Ganime Coban1
  • Gurkan Kiran2
  • Dilek Sema Arici3
  • Ozlem Toluk4
  • Zuhal Gucin1

1Department of Pathology, Bezmialem Vakif University, 34093 Istanbul, Turkey

2Department of Obstetric and Gynecology, Bezmialem Vakif University, 34093 Istanbul, Turkey

3Department of Pathology, Biruni University, 34010 Istanbul, Turkey

4Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, Bezmialem Vakif University, Faculty of Medicine, 34093 Istanbul, Turkey

DOI: 10.22514/ejgo.2024.011 Vol.45,Issue 1,February 2024 pp.70-75

Submitted: 16 May 2023 Accepted: 28 June 2023

Published: 15 February 2024

*Corresponding Author(s): Nurhan Sahin E-mail: nusahin@bezmialem.edu.tr

Abstract

Intraoperative consultation (IC) is often used for surgical planning in gynecological oncology, primarily in ovarian and endometrial cancer surgery. However, there is limited research that compares IC diagnoses and results from definitive analyses. This retrospective study compares IC results and definitive analysis findings in terms of ovarian mass diagnoses and endometrial carcinoma patients consulted for myometrial invasion (MI) depth across 7 years (2012–2019). IC was performed in 282 cases to evaluate ovarian masses. The sensitivity of IC was 94% for benign ovarian masses and 90% for malignant ovarian masses. 92 cases were submitted to IC for endometrial carcinoma. Sensitivity was 80% for tumors with <50% MI and 74% for tumors with ≥50% MI. IC is an important method with high sensitivity and specificity for diagnosing ovarian masses and determining MI depth in endometrial carcinomas.


Keywords

Frozen section; Intraoperative consultation; Endometrial carcinoma; Ovarian masses


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Nurhan Sahin,Busra Cosanay Tekden,Ganime Coban,Gurkan Kiran,Dilek Sema Arici,Ozlem Toluk,Zuhal Gucin. The role of intraoperative consultation in the management of ovarian masses and endometrial carcinomas: a 7-year experience. European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology. 2024. 45(1);70-75.

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