MRI anatomy of parametrial extension to better identify local pathways of disease spread in cervical cancer

Maria Antonietta Gambacorta, Antonia Carla Testa, Gian Franco Zannoni, Anna Lia Valentini, Benedetta Gui, Maura Micco', Elena Rodolfino, Marta Iacobucci, Marzia Marino, Lorenzo Bonomo

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Abstract

This paper highlights an updated anatomy of parametrial extension with emphasis on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) assessment of disease spread in the parametrium in patients with locally advanced cervical cancer. Pelvic landmarks were identified to assess the anterior and posterior extensions of the parametria, besides the lateral extension, as defined in a previous anatomical study. A series of schematic drawings and MRI images are shown to document the anatomical delineation of disease on MRI, which is crucial not only for correct image-based three-dimensional radiotherapy but also for the surgical oncologist, since neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy followed by radical surgery is emerging in Europe as a valid alternative to standard chemoradiation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)N/A-N/A/A
JournalDiagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Volume2016 May 10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Cervical cancer, parametrium anatomy, MRI
  • cervice uterina, anatomia, parametrio, RM

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