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posted on 2022-09-23, 05:46 authored by Marco Ambrosio, Antonio Raffone, Andrea Alletto, Chiara Cini, Francesco Filipponi, Daniele Neola, Matilde Fabbri, Alessandro Arena, Diego Raimondo, Paolo Salucci, Manuela Guerrini, Antonio Travaglino, Roberto Paradisi, Antonio Mollo, Renato Seracchioli, Paolo Casadio
Objective

We aimed to assess the prognostic value of preoperative ultrasound tumor size in EC through a single center, observational, retrospective, cohort study.

Methods

Medical records and electronic clinical databases were searched for all consecutive patients with EC, preoperative ultrasound scans available to ad hoc estimate tumor size, and a follow-up of at least 2-year, at our Institution from January 2010 to June 2018. Patients were divided into two groups based on different dimensional cut-offs for the maximum tumor diameter: 2, 3 and 4 cm. Differences in overall survival (OS), disease specific survival (DSS) and progression-free survival (PFS) were assessed among the groups by using the Kaplan–Meier estimator and the log-rank test.

Results

108 patients were included in the study. OS, DSS and PFS did not significantly differ between the groups based on the different tumor diameter cut-offs. No significant differences were found among the groups sub-stratified by age, BMI, FIGO stage, FIGO grade, lymphovascular space invasion status, myometrial invasion, lymph nodal involvement, histotype, and adjuvant treatment.

Conclusions

Preoperative ultrasound tumor size does not appear as a prognostic factor in EC women.

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