MENU ▼
Read by QxMD icon Read
search
OPEN IN READ APP
JOURNAL ARTICLE

Reasons for different therapeutic effects of high-intensity focused ultrasound ablation on excised uterine fibroids with different signal intensities on T2-weighted MRI: a study of histopathological characteristics

Haoran Huang, Jianbo Ran, Zhibo Xiao, Liping Ou, Xing Li, Jie Xu, Qi Wang, Zhibiao Wang, Faqi Li
International Journal of Hyperthermia 2019 March 27, : 1-8
30915864

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to explore the correlations between the therapeutic effect of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) and histopathological characteristics of excised uterine fibroids with different signal intensities as visualized on T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

METHODS: We collected 47 specimens of uterine fibroids after surgical resection and classified them into four groups according to preoperative T2-weighted MRI hypo-intense, isointense, heterogeneous intense and homogeneous hyper-intense. Then, specimens in each group were irradiated by HIFU with the same parameters and the necrotic tissue volume was calculated. The smooth muscle cell (SMC) count and collagen fiber content were quantitatively measured and compared between different groups. We analyzed the correlation between the necrotic tissue volume and SMC count and the collagen fiber content.

RESULTS: Necrotic tissue volume gradually decreased from the hypo-intense group to the homogeneous hyper-intense group (p = .008). The SMC count from the hypo-intense group to the homogeneous hyper-intense group was 215.6 ± 59.3, 237.0(89.5), 232.3 ± 72.5 and 330.5 ± 30.9, respectively; collagen fiber content was 0.65 ± 0.07, 0.64 ± 0.10, 0.53 ± 0.11 and 0.41 ± 0.06, respectively. Comparison among the four groups showed that SMC count progressively increased (p = .001) but collagen fiber content progressively decreased (p = .000) from the hypo-intense group to the homogeneous hyper-intense group. Correlation analysis showed that necrotic tissue volume was negatively correlated with SMC count (R = -0.488, p=.013) but positively correlated with collagen fiber content (R = 0.534, p = .005).

CONCLUSIONS: Differences in histopathological characteristics may be one of the reasons for different therapeutic effects of HIFU ablation on uterine fibroids with different signal intensities on T2-weighted MRI.

Comments

You need to log in or sign up for an account to be able to comment.

No comments yet, be the first to post one!

Trending on Read

Available on the App Store

Available on the Play Store
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
30915864
×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"