I did an ultrasound scan today on a patient who had a bad odour discharge. She had a regular lower uterine mass protruding into the uterus measuring 88 by 76mm. it was old and the uterine texture was normal. The endometrium appeared normal.
My impression was cervical tumor pending speculum examination and cervical biopsy or pap test.
I wondered that this lady had never had such a problem -- only a slight bloody discharge some three months before that day and she assumed.
Can cervical tumor/cancers reach advanced stages before they are diagnosed?
Enock B. (sonographer tabaka hospital-kenya.)