Home|Journals|Articles by Year Follow on Twitter

Directory for Medical Articles

Open Access

Original Research

RMJ. 2015; 40(1): 78-80

Risk of Malignancy Index in the Preoperative Evaluation of Patients with Ovarian Masses

Rahat Jabeen, Shazia Khan, Safia Naveed.

Objective: To evaluate the ability of RMI in preoperative discrimination of benign from malignant ovarian mass among women presenting at Nishtar Hospital Multan Pakistan.
Methodology: It was a prospective study conducted at department of obstetrics/gynae Nishtar Hospital Multan between September 2008 to August 2009. 60 patients of more than 30 years of age admitted in gynaecology department for surgical exploration of ovarian mass were included. All the women in whom ovarian malignancy had already been diagnosed and admitted for second laparotomy were excluded.
Results: The median age at presentation of ovarian malignancy is 56 years. The sensitivity of RMI in our group was 82.3%,the specificity was 88.3%,positive predictive value was 73.7% and the negative predictive value was 92.6%.Receiver operating curves reveal that RMI was a better diagnostic marker than CA-125 or ultrasound score alone for the prediction of malignancy in ovarian masses.
Conclusion: The risk of malignancy index has high specificity and sensitivity. It yielded a better diagnostic performance as compared to CA-125 or ultrasound score alone in differentiating benign from malignant ovarian lesions.

Key words: Ovarian mass, RMI,CA-125, Ultrasound

Similar Articles

A study of vegetable oil modified QCM sensor to detect β-pinene in Indian cardamom.
Debabhuti N, Mukherjee S, Neogi S, Sharma P, Sk UH, Maiti S, Sarkar MP, Tudu B, Bhattacharyya N, Bandyopadhyay R
Talanta. 2022; 236(): 122837

Gas phase ion-molecule reactions of nitroaromatic explosive compounds studied by hollow cathode discharge ionization-mass spectrometry.
Hong H, Habib A, Bi L, Wen L
Talanta. 2022; 236(): 122834

Alternating in-source fragmentation with single-stage high-resolution mass spectrometry with high annotation confidence in non-targeted metabolomics.
Wasito H, Causon T, Hann S
Talanta. 2022; 236(): 122828

Comparative Glycomics Analysis of Mass Spectrometry Data.
Zhou Y, Neelamegham S
Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.). 2022; 2370(): 97-113

Characterization and Analysis of Food-Sourced Carbohydrates.
Kiely LJ, Hickey RM
Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.). 2022; 2370(): 67-95

Full-text options

Latest Statistics about COVID-19
• pubstat.org

Add your Article(s) to Indexes
• citeindex.org

Covid-19 Trends and Statistics
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
Author Tools
eJPort Journal Hosting
About BiblioMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Bibliomed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Database Service for Scientific Publications. Copyright ScopeMed Information Services.

ScopeMed Web Sites