Functional tumour volume and peritoneal carcinomatosis to identify suitable candidates for cytoreductive surgery in ovarian carcinoma: abridged secondary publication
EYP Lee1, ESK Hui2, HYS Ngan3
1 Department of Diagnostic Radiology, The University of Hong Kong
2 Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
3 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The University of Hong Kong
1. Peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) is a negative predictor of achieving complete cytoreduction in ovarian carcinoma.
2. Functional peritoneal cancer index (fPCI) is a novel non-invasive score based on the functional tumour volume derived from diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) and the number of critical sites affected by PC.
3. fPCI is highly correlated with surgical PCI derived from laparotomy.
4. fPCI could predict the likelihood of complete cytoreduction with high accuracy in ovarian carcinoma.