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Synchronous Endometrial and Cervical Tumors in a 26-Year-Old Nullipara: Diagnostic Modalities Updated

Synchronous Endometrial and Cervical Tumors in a 26-Year-Old Nullipara: Diagnostic Modalities... Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), performed on conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners, provides useful information at the biochemical level. MRS has been used to measure tissue concentrations of proton-containing compounds such as organic and amino acids, and sugars in living tissues. We have used MRS in a 26-year-old female with suspected cervical and endometrial carcinomas. With the use of the above mentioned technique, biochemical differences in the endometrium and the cervix tissues were detected. The presented case is the first virgin patient in the relevant literature in whom endometrial and cervical carcinoma was detected. Choline (Cho), creatine (Cr), N-acetylaspartate (NAA), lipid and lactate region of the MRS spectrum suggested that the technique could be used as an indicator of metabolic alterations in the cervical and endometrial tumor cells. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation Karger

Synchronous Endometrial and Cervical Tumors in a 26-Year-Old Nullipara: Diagnostic Modalities Updated

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Publisher
Karger
Copyright
© 2005 S. Karger AG, Basel
ISSN
0378-7346
eISSN
1423-002X
DOI
10.1159/000086706
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Abstract

Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), performed on conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners, provides useful information at the biochemical level. MRS has been used to measure tissue concentrations of proton-containing compounds such as organic and amino acids, and sugars in living tissues. We have used MRS in a 26-year-old female with suspected cervical and endometrial carcinomas. With the use of the above mentioned technique, biochemical differences in the endometrium and the cervix tissues were detected. The presented case is the first virgin patient in the relevant literature in whom endometrial and cervical carcinoma was detected. Choline (Cho), creatine (Cr), N-acetylaspartate (NAA), lipid and lactate region of the MRS spectrum suggested that the technique could be used as an indicator of metabolic alterations in the cervical and endometrial tumor cells.

Journal

Gynecologic and Obstetric InvestigationKarger

Published: Oct 1, 2005

Keywords: Endometrial carcinoma; Cervical carcinoma; Nullipara; Synchronous; Spectroscopy

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