Accuracy of transvaginal sonography and contrast-enhanced MR-colonography for the pre-surgical staging of deep infiltrating endometriosis
Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, 04/26/2012
Vimercati A et al. – Both techniques showed satisfactory results. Transvaginal sonography (TVS) appears a powerful, simple, feasible, cost effective tool for preoperative staging of deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE). Contrast–enhanced magnetic resonance–colonography (CE–MR–C) is an “X Ray free” technique, which could be reserved for cases with deep infiltrating rectosigmoid lesions, for the prediction of stenosis and involvement of the upper part of colon and small intestine.