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Weihua Li, Huimin Bai, Shiping Liu, Dongyan Cao, Hongying Wu, Keng Shen, Yanhong Tai, Jiaxin Yang
Stearoyl-CoA desaturase 1 (SCD1) is an established molecular target in many primary tumors including breast, lung, pancreatic, colon and hepatocellular carcinomas. However, its potential role in supporting endometrial cancer growth and progression has not yet been determined. In this study, we evaluated the value of SCD1 as a candidate therapeutic target in human endometrial cancer. Compared with secretory and post-menopausal endometrium, SCD1 was highly expressed in normal endometrium of proliferative phase, endometrial hyperplasia and endometrial carcinoma, while was absent or low expression in non-malignant control stromal cells and adjacent normal endometrium...
February 23, 2018: Oncotarget
Lin Zhang, Zhenjian Cai, Manju Ambelil, Jeffrey Conyers, Hui Zhu
Mesonephric adenocarcinoma (MNA) is believed to arise from benign mesonephric remnants or hyperplasia located in the lateral walls of the uterine cervix. They are uncommon in other sites of the gynecologic tract, and exceptionally rare in the uterine corpus. So far, only 30 cases of uterine MNA have been reported in the literature, as a result, the etiology, clinical behavior, choice of treatment, and histogenesis of uterine MNA are still unclear. In this study, we report 2 cases of MNA of uterine corpus. One case involved the inner half of myometrium with endometrial involvement; the second case involved the outer half of myometrium without endometrial involvement...
March 14, 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
Jeffery M Vahrenkamp, Chieh-Hsiang Yang, Adriana C Rodriguez, Aliyah Almomen, Kristofer C Berrett, Alexis N Trujillo, Katrin P Guillen, Bryan E Welm, Elke A Jarboe, Margit M Janat-Amsbury, Jason Gertz
Steroid hormone receptors are simultaneously active in many tissues and are capable of altering each other's function. Estrogen receptor α (ER) and glucocorticoid receptor (GR) are expressed in the uterus, and their ligands have opposing effects on uterine growth. In endometrial tumors with high ER expression, we surprisingly found that expression of GR is associated with poor prognosis. Dexamethasone reduced normal uterine growth in vivo; however, this growth inhibition was abolished in estrogen-induced endometrial hyperplasia...
March 13, 2018: Cell Reports
Bingyi Yang, Liying Xie, Hongwei Zhang, Qin Zhu, Yan Du, Xuezhen Luo, Xiaojun Chen
OBJECTIVE: Our previous study showed that insulin resistance (IR) was related to endometrial hyperplasia as well as endometrial cancer. But the exact impact of IR on fertility-sparing treatment in endometrial hyperplasic disease is unclear. This study investigated how IR affects fertility-sparing treatment in endometrial atypical hyperplasia (EAH) patients. METHODS: The 151 EAH patients received fertility-sparing treatment were retrospectively investigated. All patients received high-dose progestin combined with hysteroscopy...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
D A Davey
Major advances in menopause hormone therapy (MHT) hold promise in the future of better and safer care for women at and after the menopause. The principal advances are: (1) the critical window or 'window of opportunity' in the 10 years or so after the menopause, during which the benefits of MHT in healthy women exceed any risks; (2) use of transdermal instead of oral administration of estrogen to reduce the risk of venous thromboembolism; (c) investigation of the use of oral micronized progesterone (MP) and vaginal MP to prevent endometrial hyperplasia and carcinoma without any increased risk of breast cancer and venous thromboembolism in postmenopausal women receiving estrogens; vaginal MP prevents endometrial proliferation in the short term but the long-term effects in MHT remain to be established; (4) investigation into the use of intrauterine levonorgestrel-releasing devices (LNG-IUDs), which are an attractive form of MHT in perimenopausal women, providing contraception and reducing uterine bleeding, although the risk of breast cancer with LNG-IUDs requires clarification...
March 11, 2018: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
V A Levin, X Jiang, R Kagan
Menopause predisposes women to osteoporosis due to declining estrogen levels. This results in a decrease in bone mineral density (BMD) and an increase in fractures. Osteoporotic fractures lead to substantial morbidity and mortality, and are considered one of the largest public health priorities by the World Health Organization (WHO). It is therefore essential for menopausal women to receive appropriate guidance for the prevention and management of osteoporosis. The Women's Health Initiative (WHI) randomized controlled trial first proved hormonal therapy (HT) reduces the incidence of all osteoporosis-related fractures in postmenopausal women...
March 8, 2018: Osteoporosis International
Lavanya H Palavalli Parsons, Rebecca Pedersen, Debra L Richardson, Kimberly A Kho
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the frequency of occult endometrial cancer in women undergoing hysterectomy for benign indications. STUDY DESIGN: We performed a retrospective review of all patients undergoing hysterectomies for benign indications at our institution from 2006 to 2014. A departmental database was used to identify all hysterectomies performed, and institutional tumor registry was used to identify cases of endometrial carcinoma. Occult carcinomas were defined as cases with no suspicion preoperatively and histopathologic diagnosis of endometrial cancer postoperatively...
February 21, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Clinton G Lauritsen, Abigail L Chua, Stephanie J Nahas
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Menopause is a life-changing event in numerous ways. Many women with migraine hold hope that the transition to the climacteric state will coincide with a cessation or improvement of migraine. This assumption is based mainly on common lay perceptions as well as assertions from many in the healthcare community. Unfortunately, evidence suggests this is far from the rule. Many women turn to a general practitioner or a headache specialist for prognosis and management. A natural instinct is to manipulate the offending agent, but in some cases, this approach backfires, or the concern for adverse events outweighs the desire for a therapeutic trial, and other strategies must be pursued...
March 6, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
Katarzyna Sobczuk, Anna Sobczuk
Endometrial hyperplasia (EH) is a pathological condition characterised by hyperplastic changes in endometrial glandular and stromal structures lining the uterine cavity. Endometrial hyperplasia, particularly with atypia, is a significant clinical concern because it can be a precursor of endometrial cancer. Accurate diagnosis of precancerous lesions of the endometrium and exclusion of coexisting endometrial carcinomas are absolutely required for the optimal management of patients. The classification of endometrial hyperplasia has had numerous terminology...
September 2017: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Ekaterina Perminov, Sara Mangosing, Alexandra Confer, Olga Gonzalez, Jason R Crawford, Natalia Schlabritz-Loutsevitch, Shyamesh Kumar, Edward Dick
Disorders of sexual development are rare in non-human primates. We report a case of true hermaphroditism in a 19-year-old, nulliparous, female baboon (Papio spp.). At necropsy, the animal was obese with adequate muscle mass and hydration. Reproductive organs appeared normal with the exception of 2 firm nodular structures in the myometrium (1-1.5 cm diameter) and a thickened, dark endocervical mucosa. Histologically, both gonads were ovotestes and contained discrete areas of ovarian and testicular tissue. There were follicles in various stages of development surrounded by ovarian stroma...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Medical Primatology
Ashwini Kalshetty, Sandip Basu
The current status and future potential targets of non-18 F-2-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose (FDG) PET/computed tomography (CT) in 3 major gynecologic malignancies are discussed. Estrogen receptor-based 16alpha-18 F-fluoro-17beta-estradiol (18 F-FES) PET/CT has been investigated in (a) Uterine malignancies (both endometrial and myometrial pathologies) and (b) ovarian carcinoma. For uterine tumors, FDG/FES standardized uptake value and/or uptake ratio showed a positive correlation with malignant transformation (ie, endometrial carcinoma and uterine sarcoma) and higher malignant grades, whereas higher18 F-FES uptake was documented in benign pathologies (ie, endometrial hyperplasia and leiomyoma)...
April 2018: PET Clinics
H Xu, X Sun, W-J Sun
OBJECTIVE: To determine the expression of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in endometrial carcinoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The clinical features (FIGO staging, pathological type, differentiation level, myometrial invasion depth and tumor size) and immunostaining analysis of endometrial carcinoma (30 cases), atypical hyperplasia (30 cases) and proliferative endometrial tissues (30 cases) were analyzed...
February 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Akiko Shinagawa, Tetsuji Kurokawa, Makoto Yamamoto, Toshimichi Onuma, Hideaki Tsuyoshi, Yoko Chino, Kazumi Iwasaki, Masaki Mori, Yoshiaki Imamura, Yoshida Yoshio
OBJECTIVE: The introduction and establishment of a new classification system for endometrial cytology, the "New Terminology in Endometrial Cytology (NTEMC) system," which is based on the Bethesda System for uterine cervical cytology, has recently been reported. However, the clinical management for new categories in the NTEMC system, particularly atypical endometrial cells (ATEC), has not been clarified. The objective of the present study is to determine how the ATEC category should be treated and whether the introduction of the system has decreased the number of unnecessary endometrial biopsies...
April 2018: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Lizandra M Paravidine Sasaki, Keitty R C Andrade, Ana Claudia Morais Godoy Figueiredo, Miriam da S Wanderley, Maurício G Pereira
The objective of our study was to estimate the frequency of pre-malignant and malignant lesions in endometrial polyps and to evaluate associated clinical and demographic factors. A literature search was performed in major databases and the gray literature using the terms polyps OR endometrial polyp AND endometrial neoplasms OR endometrial cancer OR endometrial hyperplasia OR malignan*. Studies describing the frequency of pre-malignant and malignant lesions in endometrial polyps and any clinical or demographic factors associated with malignant lesions extracted using hysteroscopy were considered eligible...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Colin J R Stewart, Susan Bigby, Tino Giardina, Fabienne Grieu-Iacopetta, Benhur Amanuel
Papillary proliferations of the endometrium (PPEs) are uncommon lesions that are often associated with endometrial polyps. PPEs occasionally precede or co-exist with atypical endometrial hyperplasia or adenocarcinoma, but their pathogenesis and relationship to endometrial neoplasia is uncertain. In the present study 11 PPEs, including eight benign papillary proliferations (BPPs) and three complex papillary hyperplasias (CPHs) were examined immunohistochemically for expression of PAX2, BAF250a, p16, β-catenin and DNA mismatch repair (MMR) proteins...
February 12, 2018: Pathology
James K Chambers, Takanori Shiga, Haruka Takimoto, Atsushi Dohata, Yasutsugu Miwa, Hiroyuki Nakayama, Kazuyuki Uchida
Uteri from 50 four-toed hedgehogs ( Atelerix albiventris) with clinical signs of uterine disease were histopathologically examined. Sixteen animals (32%) were diagnosed with endometrial hyperplasia, 7 animals (14%) were diagnosed with endometrial polyp, and 27 animals (54%) were diagnosed with endometrial neoplasia. The mean ages of the animals with endometrial hyperplasia, polyp, and neoplasia were 28.7 months, 29.4 months, and 25.2 months, respectively. The neoplasms were classified into 7 endometrial mixed tumors, 12 endometrial stromal nodules, and 8 endometrial stromal sarcomas...
January 1, 2018: Veterinary Pathology
Philip Pun-Ching Ip
Benign proliferations that mimic malignancies are commonly encountered during the course of assessment of small and fragmented endometrial samples. Although benign, endometrial epithelial metaplasias often coexist with premalignant or malignant lesions causing diagnostic confusion. The difficulty with mucinous metaplasia lies in its distinction from atypical mucinous glandular proliferations and mucinous carcinomas, which are associated with significant interobserver variability. Papillary proliferation of the endometrium is commonly associated with hormonal drugs and endometrial polyps and is characterised by papillae with fibrovascular cores covered by epithelial cells without cytologic atypia...
February 14, 2018: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
Nicole C M Visser, Anneke A M van der Wurff, Johanna M A Pijnenborg, Leon F A G Massuger, Johan Bulten, Iris D Nagtegaal
The aim of this study was to define the concordance between tissue microarrays (TMAs) of different sizes and whole slide for 15 different antibodies in endometrial cancer and study the use of TMAs in preoperative endometrial samples. Cores of preoperative and hysterectomy specimens of 14 endometrial cancer and three atypical hyperplasia cases were collected in TMA blocks. Two 0.6-mm and two 2.0-mm cores were used from each sample. Different antibodies were tested in TMAs and compared with results of whole slides of hysterectomy...
February 9, 2018: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
Maja Lundegaard Iversen, Margit Dueholm
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term risk of developing atypical hyperplasia/endometrial cancer or having a hysterectomy after being diagnosed with complex non-atypical hyperplasia (CH). MATERIAL AND METHOD: A historic cohort study of 114 women diagnosed with CH between January 1st 2000 and December 31st 2005. All patient records and pathologic reports were reviewed with complete follow up on all patients in the national pathologic database until September 1st 2014...
February 5, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Wataru Yamagami, Nobuyuki Susumu, Takeshi Makabe, Kensuke Sakai, Hiroyuki Nomura, Fumio Kataoka, Akira Hirasawa, Kouji Banno, Daisuke Aoki
OBJECTIVE: Reports on the repeated administration of medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) for intrauterine recurrence after fertility-preserving therapy for atypical endometrial hyperplasia (AEH) and early grade 1 endometrioid carcinoma (G1) are lacking. We aimed to clarify the outcomes of repeated MPA therapy in cases of intrauterine recurrence after fertility-preserving therapy with MPA against AEH/early G1. METHODS: Patients with AEH or stage IA well-differentiated endometrioid carcinoma without myometrial invasion who underwent first-line MPA therapy for primary lesions or intrauterine recurrence were divided into initial treatment and repeated treatment groups (162 and 82 patients, respectively)...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
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