Residency alum Carballo publishes in Scientific Reports

Erica Carballo, MD, UW Ob-Gyn residency graduate in the class of 2021, published a new article in Scientific ReportsLisa Barroilhet, MD, MS, associate professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, is senior author on the article.

In Surgical outcomes of adnexal masses classified by IOTA ultrasound simple rules, Carballo and co-authors conducted a retrospective study of cases from two institutions with the goal of assessing whether the International Ovarian Tumor Analysis (IOTA) simple rules inappropriately directed patients to surgery, or more aggressive surgery, than their diagnoses warranted:

“…our analysis suggests that IOTA risk stratification is an effective adjunct in triaging adnexal masses, to conservative or surgical management in a way that does not increase surgical morbidity or delay treatment of malignancy. While there was not statistically significant increase in surgical morbidity of indeterminate masses with our small sample size, isolated cases were identified, making this an area where newer classification systems can provide improved clinical guidance to further improve outcomes.”

Read the whole study here.