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Table 2 Imaging techniques compared to laparoscopy/histology to assess lymph node involvement in advanced cervical cancer

From: Laparoscopic staging in advanced cervical cancer: the pros and cons of an oncological concept

Author [Reference] Number of patients Findings/conclusions
Matsukuma et al. [5] 70 CT diagnosis was true-positive in 71.4% for para-aortic lymph node metastases and true-positive in 45.5% for pelvic lymph node metastases
Oellinger et al. [6] 32 MRI provided accuracy of 69% for the detection of infiltrated lymph nodes
Odunsi et al. [7] 51 Preoperative CT when compared with histologic findings showed sensitivity and positive predictive value of 39%, and specificity and negative predictive value of 88% for pelvic and para-aortic lymph node metastases
Hertel et al. [8] 109 CT shows negative predictive value for the evaluation of positive pelvic lymph nodes of 73%