Authors: Nuri DANIŞMAN, Eyüp EKİCİ, Ahmet Z. IŞIK, C. Gürkan ZORLU, Oya GÖKMEN
Abstract: In this study, the blood flow velocity waveforms of the leiomyoma, uterine artery and myometrium with color doppler ultrasound were analyzed in patients with postoperative diagnosis of benign uterine leiomyomas and 15 healthy volunteers as a control group were enrolled into the study. The lowest RI and PI values obtained from uterine leiomyomas were 0.39 and 0.93. Mean RI and PI values obtained from uterine leiomyomas were 0.39 and 0.93. Mean RI of mometrial blood flow was 0.57, while mean PI was 0.98. These measurements were done by using the color flows that were obtained from either center visualized and values of RI and PI were averaged both in myo-ma and control groups In patients with uterine leiomyomas mean RI and PI of uterine artery were 0.63 and 1.32 respectively. In control group mean RI was 0.82 and mean PI was 2.21. These values were significantly high in control group (p<0.05). We suggest that the values obtained in this study may be used as reference indexes.
Keywords: Uterine, Leiomyoma, Ultrasonography, Color Doppler, Doppler.
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