Original Research Article
Year: 2019 | Month: January | Volume: 9 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 46-52
Correlation of Ultrasound Findings with Histopathology of Pelvic Masses in a Tertiary Care Hospital
Dr. Yashi1, Shipra Singh2
1Senior Resident, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana
2Senior Resident, Department of Pathology, IMS, BHU, Varanasi
Corresponding Author: Shipra Singh
Background: Benign and malignant pelvic masses can occur in different age groups, primary diagnosis and choosing appropriate surgical procedure is of utmost importance. Nowhere else in the body is it more perilous to interpret imaging studies in a void of clinical information than in the pelvis. USG is the diagnostic test of choice in evaluating pelvic masses and may diagnose majority of pelvic masses (highly operator dependent, however). Because of considerable overlap in the morphologic pattern of different pelvic masses, diagnosis should be supplemented by histopathological findings.
Aims and Objectives: This study aims in detection of clinically suspected pelvic mass, its site of origin and relationship to other nearby organs and to correlate the ultrasound findings of malignant masses with definitive histopathological or Laboratory findings.
Material and Methods: The present cross sectional observational follow up study consisted of 31 cases and 40 masses were carried out in department of Radiodiagnosis & Imaging at Rajindra Hospital & Government Medical College, Patiala from December 2014 to September 2015.Study was conducted to assess the efficacy of ultrasonography (USG) in diagnosing malignancy in pelvic masses and correlating their findings with histopathology.
Results: 31 patients with clinical suspicion of pelvic masses, attending the outpatient department or admitted to wards of Rajindra hospital, Patiala, were included in this study. Some of these patients had presented with more than one mass hence the total number of masses were 40. After taking the detailed history all the patients were subjected to thorough clinical history& clinical findings and bio-chemical investigations were recorded. Patients were then subjected to ultrasonography and the findings were finally correlated with the histopathological findings.
Conclusion: Because of inherent advantages of easy availability, lower cost, and no patient radiation exposure, USG is imaging modality of choice as first line investigation of pelvic masses, with supplementation of histopathology.
Key words: USG- ultrasonography, histopathology, pelvic masses.