The present study correlated the hysterographic and non-radiation-affected uterine histologic findings in 91 patients with suspected uterine cancer. Hysterography helped diagnose correctly a benign or malignant lesion, and helped identify the correct primary site of a malignant lesion in 11 patients. In 65 patients with a final diagnosis of endometrial carcinoma, all five cases of true endocervical involvement were identified, 69% were determined to have either no residual tumor or no myometrial invasion, and 88% were predicted correctly to have a myometrial invasion of greater than one-half. Prediction of the volume, distribution, and point of maximum invasion permitted the uterus to be opened so as to permit the best histologic assessment of the depth and extent of the lesion.
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