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Table 1 Characteristics of patients with the ovary above or below PTV

From: Association between the location of transposed ovary and ovarian dose in patients with cervical cancer treated with postoperative pelvic radiotherapy

CharacteristicsAbove PTV (n = 32)Below PTV (n = 144)P-value
Ovarian volume, cm312.84 ± 7.9213.63 ± 9.130.650*
Ovarian cyst, case (rate)6 (18.8%)29 (20.1%)0.859#
Side of transposed ovaries  0.117#
 Right side27 (84.4%)102 (70.8%) 
 Left side5 (15.6%)42 (29.2%) 
Radiotherapy methods  0.001#
 3D-CRT21 (65.6%)47 (32.6%) 
 IMRT11 (34.4%)97 (67.4%) 
Distance from iliac crest plane, cm3.87 ± 1.920.49 ± 2.200.000*
Dmax≤400 cGy, case (rate)32 (100%)57 (39.6%)0.000#
  1. *Student’s t-test
  2. # χ2 test