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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533799/definitive-three-dimensional-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-for-inoperable-endometrial-cancer
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Lorena Draghini, Ernesto Maranzano, Michelina Casale, Fabio Trippa, Paola Anselmo, Fabio Arcidiacono, Stefania Fabiani, Marco Italiani, Luigia Chirico, Marco Muti
PURPOSE: To report our experience on high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDR-BT) in patients with stage I-III endometrial cancer unfit to surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Seventeen patients underwent HDR-BT as definitive treatment. Median age was 79 years (range, 60-95), median Karnofsky performance status 90% (range, 60-100). Histology was endometrial adenocarcinoma in 14 (82%), and non-endometrial in 3 (18%) patients. In 15 (88%) patients, clinical stage was I and in remaining 2 (12%) was III...
April 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533686/misoprostol-for-miscarriage-management-in-a-woman-with-previous-five-cesarean-deliveries-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#2
Doua AlSaad, Sawsan Alobaidly, Palli Abdulrouf, Binny Thomas, Afif Ahmed, Moza AlHail
BACKGROUND: Misoprostol is an effective medical method for the management of pregnancy loss. However, data on its efficacy and safety in women with previous cesarean deliveries are limited. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a 36-year-old patient, gravida 11 para 6, with a diagnosis of missed miscarriage at 15 weeks of gestation. The patient had a significant obstetric history of previous five cesarean deliveries and uterine rupture. Following patient counseling about the medical and surgical options of managing her miscarriage, the patient opted for medical method...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511476/magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-mixed-mullerian-tumour-report-of-two-cases
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REVIEW
Pratiksha Yadav, Vidhi Bakshi, Rajul Bhargava
Malignant Mixed Mullerian Tumours (MMMTs) or carcinosarcomas of uterus are rare aggressive tumours of mesenchymal origin. It is associated with high incidence of lymphatic, pulmonary and peritoneal metastasis. We hereby present two cases of mixed mullerian tumour. Case-1 was a 60-year-old post menopausal woman who had come with complaint of metrorrhagia and a protruding mass in the vagina. Case-2 was of a 54-year-old post-menopausal woman who came with complaints of heavy vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain since two months...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511462/story-of-a-giant-endometrial-polyp-in-asymptomatic-postmenopausal-female
#4
Jahnavi Meena, Rahul Manchanda, Sudhir Kulkarni, Nirmal Bhargava, Priyanka Mahawar
Endometrial polyps are localized overgrowth of endometrial glands and stoma through the uterine cavity. They are associated with postmenopausal bleeding, infertility and menorrhagia and are affected by unbalanced oestrogen therapy or increased frequency of tamoxifen exposure. We report a case of giant endometrial polyp in postmenopausal female without vaginal bleeding and hormone or drug use. A 65-year-old, postmenopausal female P3L2 with hypertension and Diabetes Mellitus (DM) came for routine health check-up...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511460/cuff-closure-by-vaginal-route-in-tlh-case-series-and-review-of-literature
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Huseyin Aydogmus, Serpil Aydoğmuş, Servet Gençdal, Sefa Kelekçi
Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy (TLH) represents one of the most performed gynaecological procedures nowadays. The closure of the vaginal cuff is the most diffucult part of TLH because of the difficulty of laparoscopic suturing techniques. Our aim was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of vaginal cuff closure by vaginal route on patients submitted to TLH. During the period between January 2013 to December 2015 total number of 64 laparoscopic hysterectomy were performed in our clinic. TLH and vaginal vault closure was performed as described by Ghezzi for all patients...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503333/peritoneal-keratin-granulomatosis-associated-with-endometrioid-adenocarcinoma-of-the-uterine-corpus-in-a-woman-with-polycystic-ovaries-a-potential-pitfall-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Helen J Trihia, Maria Papazian, Natasa Novkovic, John Provatas, Sotiria Tsangouri, Dimitrios C Papatheodorou
Peritoneal keratin granulomatosis is a rare condition included under granulomatous lesions of the peritoneum. It can be secondary to neoplasms of the female genital tract and can mimic carcinomatosis intraoperatively. A case of a 40-year-old woman with a history of polycystic ovaries and a chief complaint of vaginal bleeding is presented. She was diagnosed with endometrioid adenocarcinoma with squamous differentiation in endometrial curettings. Intraoperatively, many peritoneal nodules were found, interpreted as peritoneal carcinomatosis...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498646/cook-cervical-ripening-balloon-successfully-prevents-excessive-hemorrhage-combined-with-ultrasound-guided-suction-curettage-in-the-treatment-of-cesarean-scar-pregnancy
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Chaoying Wu, Yong Li, Wenfeng Ye, Wenqin Ma, Danmei Zhao
AIM: Cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP) is a rare occurrence of ectopic pregnancy. CSP incidence has increased significantly as a result of the increase in cesarean section rates. At present, there are no standard treatment guidelines for CSP; therefore, we report a minimally invasive treatment method for patients diagnosed with CSP. METHODS: This study included 15 women who were diagnosed with CSP. Ultrasound-guided suction curettage was performed on all patients. The Cook Cervical Ripening Balloon was used to tamponade and prevent hemorrhage during the procedure...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491461/imaging-findings-of-solitary-uterine-granulocytic-sarcoma
#8
Aya Yamane, Tetsuro Sekine, Tadashi Machida, Ikuko Omori, Munehiko Onda, Shin-Ichiro Kumita
A 29-year old woman with a history of vaginal bleeding was referred to our hospital. Transvaginal ultrasonography revealed a hypervascular cervical mass and malignancy was suspected. Computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging, and 18-F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/CT were performed. She was finally diagnosed with granulocytic sarcoma based on pathological examination.
March 2017: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491175/mri-characteristics-of-primary-fallopian-tube-choriocarcinoma-a-case-report
#9
Hui-Ru Jia, Jing Zhang, You-Min Guo
Tubal choriocarcinoma is uncommon, and its magnetic resonance imaging characteristics have not yet been reported. In this report, a 39-year-old woman presented with irregular painless vaginal bleeding and a palpable left lower abdominal lump for 2 months following 6 weeks' amenorrhea and positive urine pregnancy test. Her serum β-human chorionic gonadotropin value was significantly increased. Ultrasound revealed a left adnexal mass, which showed no blood flow signal on Color doppler flow imaging. A further MR examination showed a well-defined cystic-solid mass with cystic component accounting for a large proportion in the left lower abdomen...
June 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491172/acquired-uterine-arteriovenous-fistula-following-dilatation-and-curettage-an-uncommon-cause-of-vaginal-bleeding
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Adam Evans, Roland E Gazaille, Richard McKenzie, Meghan Musser, Robert Lemming, Jarrod Curry, William Meyers, Nicholas Austin
Dysfunctional uterine bleeding is a common presentation of women in the emergency department. We describe the case of a 33-year-old female who presented with intermittent spotting due to an acquired uterine AVF. The patient underwent a transvaginal pelvic ultrasound as well as a CT angiogram. The patient was treated conservatively and elected to undergo uterine artery embolization in an effort to preserve fertility. She successfully delivered a healthy baby boy at 39-week gestation via an emergent caesarian section due to a prolapsed umbilical cord 17 months after undergoing the uterine artery embolization...
June 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489772/primary-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-of-the-uterine-cervix-successfully-treated-by-combined-chemotherapy-alone-a-case-report
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Ana María Cubo, Zandra Mileny Soto, Miguel Ángel Cruz, María José Doyague, Verónica Sancho, Aurymar Fraino, Óscar Blanco, Noemi Puig, Miguel Alcoceba, Marcos González, José María Sayagués
RATIONALE: Primary lymphomas of the uterine cervix are a rare disease. They are often misdiagnosed because of their rarity and because they can be easily confused with a squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix, as they are usually presented as exophytic mass with vaginal bleeding as their most common symptoms. Nevertheless, considering that both the prognosis and the treatment are completely different between them, differential diagnosis should be taken into account. PATIENT CONCERNS: A case of a 51-year-old woman with a primary diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the cervix is presented...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485195/is-routine-adnexal-scanning-for-postmenopausal-bleeding-of-value-observational-study-of-2101-women
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Shagaf Bakour, Emmanuel Emovon, James Nevin, Ayman A A Ewies
Our objective is to assess the merits of adnexal scanning during the investigation of women with postmenopausal bleeding (PMB) in terms of adnexal cancer diagnosis. This observational study was designed utilising an institutional PMB database in a teaching hospital, analysing a sample of 2101 consecutive women with PMB seen between 16th February 2012 and 12th August 2014 looking at the prevalence of cancer in adnexal masses identified on Trans-vaginal ultrasound scanning (TVS) in these PMB women. This study suggests that routine adnexal scanning in women with PMB may provide no benefit...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483662/the-management-of-polyps-in-female-reproductive-organs
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REVIEW
Vasilios Tanos, Kelsey Elizabeth Berry, Jaana Seikkula, Elissa Abi Raad, Andreas Stavroulis, Zaki Sleiman, Rudi Campo, Stephan Gordts
Polyps of the lower reproductive tract are found in 7.8-50% of women. It has been hypothesized that cytogenetic modifications on chromosomes 6, 7 and 12 as well as epigenetic factors involving enzyme and metabolic activities may cause polyps to develop. Cervical polyps found in 2-5% of cases are of low clinical significance and can cause, although rarely, post coital bleedings. Cervical polyps grow during pregnancy and mucorrhoea. Trans vaginal ultrasound (TVU) provides an excellent diagnostic technique to diagnose the size and the anatomic location of endometrial polyps (EPs)...
May 5, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474381/risk-of-cervical-cancer-in-symptomatic-women-aged-%C3%A2-40-in-primary-care-a-case-control-study-using-electronic-records
#14
S Walker, W Hamilton
There are approximately 3,000 new UK diagnoses of cervical cancer annually, with many women presenting symptomatically. We aimed to identify and quantify features of cervical cancer in primary care in a case-control study in the UK. Putative features of cervical cancer were identified, and odd ratios and positive predictive values (PPVs) were calculated. About 1,006 women aged ≥40 years diagnosed with cervical cancer and 4,992 age-, sex- and practice-matched controls were selected from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink...
May 4, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470353/synchronous-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphomas-of-the-endometrium-and-breast-a-staging-dilemma
#15
REVIEW
J P Gleeson, G B Woods, G A Watson, J Ryan, E Doyle, F Quinn, J C O'Keane, J A McCaffrey
BACKGROUND: A 66 years old presented with abnormal postmenopausal vaginal bleeding and was diagnosed with an endometrial lymphoma (diffuse large B cell type, DLBCL). A left breast lesion was found on PET CT which was subsequently biopsy-proven as a separate stage IE DLBCL, but she had no lymph node, bone marrow or spleen involvement. AIMS: This study aimed to review the available literature and discuss the management and staging of synchronous extra-nodal DLBCL's...
May 3, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466646/ultrasound-guided-transvaginal-thrombin-injection-of-uterine-arteries-pseudoaneurysms
#16
Cristina Ros, Daniel Barnes, Anna Fervienza, Gabriella Oses, Juan Luis Alcázar, Sergio Martínez-Román, Àngels Rovirosa, Francisco Carmona, Fernando Gómez
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the utility of transvaginal ultrasound-guided thrombin injection (UGTI) to treat uterine artery pseudoaneurysms (UAP) as an alternative to emergency arterial embolization. METHODS: Two women presenting with heavy vaginal bleeding were diagnosed with UAP by pelvic CT scan. After UAP identification by transvaginal ultrasound (TVUS), 2 cc of thrombin (Tissucol(®), Baxter Healthcare Corporation. Munich, Germany) were slowly injected into the UAP using a 30 cm long 22-gauge needle through a needle-guide attached to the vaginal probe...
May 3, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462593/the-predictive-role-of-stweak-levels-in-pregnant-women-with-first-trimester-vaginal-bleeding
#17
Burcu Kasap, Ümmühani Özel Türkçü, Eren Akbaba, Behiye Sarıyıldız, Mert Küçük, Nilgün Öztürk Turhan, Gökalp Öner, Aykut Özcan
PURPOSE: To investigate the relationships of TNF-related weak inducer of apoptosis (sTWEAK), a cytokine related to the TNF superfamily, its newly described soluble receptor sCD163, and the sTWEAK/sCD163 ratio with perinatal outcomes in women with first-trimester vaginal bleeding. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy (41 threatened abortion and 29 control) gestational-age-matched (6-14 weeks) pregnant women were included in the study. Antenatal complications (gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, intrauterine growth restriction, oligohydramniosis, polyhydramniosis), and perinatal outcomes (delivery mode, birth weight, delivery week) were recorded...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462440/safety-and-efficacy-of-uterine-artery-embolization-in-ectopic-pregnancies-refractory-to-systemic-methotrexate-treatment-a-single-center-study
#18
Joon Ho Kwon, Gyoung Min Kim, Kichang Han, Man Deuk Kim, Jong Yun Won, Do Yun Lee
BACKGROUND: To investigate the use of uterine artery embolization (UAE) to manage ectopic pregnancies that are refractory to systemic methotrexate (MTX) therapy and plagued by persistently high serum β-human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) levels and vaginal bleeding. The safety and efficacy of UAE were addressed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted for thirteen patients (mean age 35.2 years; range 28-41 years), who were treated between December 2006 and June 2016...
May 1, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461175/in-office-hysteroscopic-extraction-of-intrauterine-devices-in-pregnant-patients-who-underwent-prior-ultrasound-guided-extraction-failure
#19
Shlomo B Cohen, Jerome Bouaziz, Alexandra Bar On, Eyal Schiff, Motti Goldenberg, Roy Maschiach
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine an effective method of intrauterine device (IUD) retrieval from pregnant women who had previous unsuccessful ultrasound-guided IUD extraction failure. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study (Canadian task force classification II-1) SETTING: Gynecology department of an outpatient clinic. PATIENTS: Pregnant patients in their first trimester with IUD in situ who underwent prior unsuccessful ultrasound-guided IUD extraction...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460672/two-dimensional-sonographic-and-doppler-changes-in-the-uteri-of-bitches-according-to-breed-estrus-cycle-phase-parity-and-fertility
#20
Luana Azevedo Freitas, Gustavo Lobato Mota, Herlon Victor Rodrigues Silva, Lúcia Daniel Machado Silva
This study aimed to evaluate the two-dimensional and Doppler ultrasonographic features of bitches' uteri according to breed, cycle phase, parity and fertility during the follicular and early diestrus phases. Thirty-nine pubertal bitches were divided into groups according to breed, parity, and fertility. Sonographic assessments started from the first day of vaginal bleeding and were performed weekly for a month. The diameter of the uterine body was measured longitudinally and the uterine characteristics observed sonographically were evaluated...
June 2017: Theriogenology
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