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Mi Hyang Ohh, Seong Jin Kim, Jong Kwon Han, Sok Cheon Pak, Kew-Mahn Chee
AIM: Uterine leiomyomas are the most common benign uterine neoplasms associated with significant morbidity. Herbal formulas capable of restoring yin-yang balance by dispersing blood stasis may be useful for managing fibroid symptoms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, the antitumor properties of three herbs viz., Trogopterus xanthipes Milen-Edwards, Paeonia lactiflora Pallas, and Ulmus davidiana Planch were evaluated in nude mice injected intravenously with human malignant myomas...
September 2016: Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology
S F Lax
The 2014 World Health Organization (WHO) classification of uterine tumors revealed simplification of the classification by fusion of several entities and the introduction of novel entities. Among the multitude of alterations, the following are named: a simplified classification for precursor lesions of endometrial carcinoma now distinguishes between hyperplasia without atypia and atypical hyperplasia, the latter also known as endometrioid intraepithelial neoplasia (EIN). For endometrial carcinoma a differentiation is made between type 1 (endometrioid carcinoma with variants and mucinous carcinoma) and type 2 (serous and clear cell carcinoma)...
October 13, 2016: Der Pathologe
S F Lax
Endometritis is nowadays rare in developed countries and typically shows a subclinical or mild course; therefore, there are probably more cases of endometritis than diagnosed but they lack clinical relevance. In the fertile period of life it can be the reason for vaginal bleeding and infertility. The most common causes for non-specific endometritis are residual placental tissue after abortion or childbirth, intrauterine interventions, lesions within the uterine cavity, such as endometrial polyps, endometrial hyperplasia and neoplasms, intrauterine devices (IUD) and cervical stenosis...
October 13, 2016: Der Pathologe
Neeru Goel, Shikha Seth
Uterine fibroids are the most common uterine neoplasm of uterus and the female pelvis and the most common indication for hysterectomy worldwide. When the fibroid is large and fills the whole pelvis or is pedunculated, it becomes difficult to differentiate from ovarian mass clinically. Cervical fibroids pose enormous surgical difficulty by virtue of their relative inaccessibility and proximity to the anterior bladder, posterior rectum, and distorting the normal anatomical relationship of pelvic structures. A cervical fibroid especially with degenerative changes mimics an ovarian tumor and poses a clinical dilemma...
July 2016: Journal of Mid-life Health
Tamaki Yahata, Shigetaka Yagi, Yasushi Mabuchi, Yuko Tanizaki, Aya Kobayashi, Madoka Yamamoto, Mika Mizoguchi, Sakiko Nanjo, Michihisa Shiro, Nami Ota, Sawako Minami, Masaki Terada, Kazuhiko Ino
The objective of the present study was to investigate the usefulness of the maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) of the primary tumor on preoperative (18)F-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) positron emission tomography and computed tomography (PET/CT) as a prognostic indicator in patients with endometrial neoplasms. A total of 75 patients with endometrial cancer or uterine carcinosarcoma who underwent surgical treatment were included in the present study. All patients underwent preoperative PET/CT, and the correlation between the SUVmax of the primary tumor and clinical outcomes was analyzed...
October 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
Tamara Veiga-Parga, Krista M D La Perle, Shelley J Newman
Reproductive pathology of domestic guinea pigs is underreported to date. To provide a comprehensive review of uterine disease in guinea pigs, we performed a retrospective study of the pathology archives of the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine. By histology, 13 of 37 uterine lesions in 23 animals were neoplastic; the other 24 nonneoplastic lesions included cystic endometrial hyperplasia (16 of 24), endometrial hemorrhage (3 of 24), pyometra (2 of 24), polyp (2 of 24), and mucometra (1 of 24)...
November 2016: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
Israh Akhtar, Rhyne Flowers, Theresa Nuttli, Vikas Nath, Mithra Baliga
Sarcomatoid squamous cell carcinoma (SSCC) of the uterine cervix is a rare malignancy with uncertain pathogenesis and aggressive clinical behavior. The diagnosis of this tumor poses a challenge to the cytopathologist since accurate diagnosis is based on identification of two malignant components, that is, epithelial and sarcomatoid. Most cases usually lack the sarcomatoid component on Papanicolaou test (Pap test). Therefore, a poorly differentiated carcinoma or malignant neoplasm is the most often rendered diagnosis...
September 27, 2016: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Nuri Peker, Savas Gundogan, Fatih Sendag
To present the feasibility of laparoscopic management of huge myoma nascendi DESIGN: Step by step explanation of the surgery using video SETTING: Uterine fibroids are the most common benign neoplasm of the female reproductive tract with the estimated incidence of 25-30% at reproductive age. Patients generally have no symptoms however patients those have symptoms such as severe pelvic pain, heavy uterine bleeding or infertility may undergo surgery. The traditional management is surgery however uterine artery embolization, hormonal therapy using GnRH (Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone) agonists or SERM (Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator) should be preferred as the medical approach...
September 12, 2016: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Nuri Peker, Savaş Gundogan, Fatih Şendağ
To present the feasibility of laparoscopic management of huge cervical myoma DESIGN: Step by step explanation of the surgery using video SETTING: Uterine fibroids are the most common benign neoplasm of the female reproductive tract with the estimated incidence of 25-30% at reproductive age. Patients generally have no symptoms however patients those have symptoms such as severe pelvic pain, heavy uterine bleeding or infertility may undergo surgery. The traditional management is surgery however uterine artery embolization, hormonal therapy using GnRH (Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone) agonists or SERM (Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator) should be preferred as the medical approach...
September 12, 2016: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Sanjita Ravishankar, Anais Malpica, Preetha Ramalingam, Elizabeth D Euscher
We present the clinicopathologic features of 15 cases of extragonadal yolk sac tumor (EGYST) detected in female patients and reviewed at our institution from 1988 to 2016. We recorded: patient age, clinical presentation, tumor location, FIGO stage (where applicable), histologic patterns including presence/absence of Schiller-Duval bodies, other germ cell or somatic components, immunoperoxidase results, treatment, and outcome. Patients' ages ranged from 17 to 87 (median, 62) years and presentation included: abnormal uterine bleeding, 12; hematuria, 1; labial mass, 1; abdominal pain, 1...
September 14, 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
Margarita V Revzin, Mahan Mathur, Haatal B Dave, Matthew L Macer, Michael Spektor
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a common medical problem, with almost 1 million cases diagnosed annually. Historically, PID has been a clinical diagnosis supplemented with the findings from ultrasonography (US) or magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. However, the diagnosis of PID can be challenging because the clinical manifestations may mimic those of other pelvic and abdominal processes. Given the nonspecific clinical manifestations, computed tomography (CT) is commonly the first imaging examination performed...
September 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Gianmaria Miolo, Alessandra Viel, Vincenzo Canzonieri, Tania Baresic, Angela Buonadonna, Davide Adriano Santeufemia, Della Puppa Lara, Giuseppe Corona
We report an interesting clinical case of a patient carrying a specific BRCA2 germline variant affected by bone and hepatic metastases from a high grade uterine stromal sarcoma who obtained a complete metabolic response after only 3 cycles of trabectedin treatment (1.5 mg/m(2) given intravenously over 24 hours every 21 days). Molecular investigations linked this outstanding positive pharmacological response with the loss of heterozygosity (LOH) of the mutated BRCA2 gene. These data support the hypothesis that the response to trabectedin may be positively conditioned by the different DNA repair defects present in the neoplasm and that BRCAness tumor genotype is important in determining the efficacy of trabectedin-based chemotherapy...
October 2, 2016: Cancer Biology & Therapy
Yichun Guan, Lankai Guo, Lawrence Zukerberg, Bo R Rueda, Aaron K Styer
BACKGROUND: Human uterine leiomyoma (fibroids; LYO) are the most common benign neoplasms in reproductive-aged women. Dysregulated extracellular matrix and irregular LYO reversion-inducing cysteine-rich protein with Kazal motifs (RECK) expression are thought to be mediated by aberrant microRNA (miR) expression. The relationship of miR-15b and RECK expression in LYO has not been studied. METHODS: The expression levels of miR-15b and RECK were determined by quantitative RT-PCR, Western blot, and immunohistochemistry in cultures derived from commercial primary leiomyoma (cpLYO) and myometrial (cpMYO) cell lines and leiomyoma (pLYO) and myometrium (pMYO) tissue from surgical samples respectively...
2016: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
Marek Sajewicz, Monika Konarska, Anna Natalia Wrona, Veronika Aleksandrovych, Tomasz Bereza, Kinga Komnata, Bernard Solewski, Aleksandra Maleszka, Paweł Depukat, Łukasz Warchoł
Angiogenesis is a process of development of new vessels from the preexisting vascular network of a host. This is process which is seen in many physiological situations but it accompanies also a development of different lesions, i.e. neoplasms. Uterine fibroids are one of the most frequent lesions which affect human internal female genital tracts. Authors briefly review most important pro-angiogenic factors, based on their own observation as well as reviewing current literature. They pay much attention to vascular density which is significantly changed in the uterine tumors...
2016: Folia Medica Cracoviensia
Valdano Manuel, Eserval Rocha, Giovana Fortini, Zeida Pascoal, Renata Netto, Lenira Rengel, Claudio Birolini, Edivaldo Massazo Utiyama
Obstructive jaundice as an initial manifestation of uterine cancer is extremely rare. We present a case of a 72-year-old female who presented with obstructive jaundice, supposedly for pancreatic cancer. After detailed diagnostic investigation, the cause of the jaundice was attributed to a metastatic compression of the common bile duct, from the primary neoplasm of the uterus. This case highlights the importance of including uterine cancer in the differential diagnosis of woman presenting with obstructive jaundice, even though it is very rare...
2016: International Journal of Women's Health
Alexander A Goldberg, Kwang-Bo Joung, Asma Mansuri, Yujin Kang, Raquel Echavarria, Ljiljana Nikolajev, Yang Sun, Jane J Yu, Stephane A Laporte, Adel Schwertani, Arnold S Kristof
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a destructive lung disease that can arise sporadically or in adults suffering from the tumor syndrome tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). Microscopic tumors ('LAM nodules') in the lung interstitium arise from lymphatic invasion and metastasis. These consist of smooth muscle-like cells (LAM cells) that exhibit markers of neural crest differentiation and loss of the tumor suppressor protein 'tuberous sclerosis complex-2' (TSC2). Consistent with a neural phenotype, expression of the neuropeptide urotensin-II and its receptor was detected in LAM nodules...
July 21, 2016: Oncotarget
Yoo Jin Choi, Jin Hwa Hong, Aeree Kim, Hankyeom Kim, Hyeyoon Chang
The concept of perivascular epithelioid cell tumors (PEComas) was first introduced. It refers to a family of mesenchymal neoplasms composed of angiomyolipomas, clear cell "sugar" tumors of the lung, and lymphangioleiomyomatoses. These tumors have a distinctive and common component of perivascular epithelioid cells that show an association with blood vessel walls and immunohistochemically display myomelanocytic differentiation The unique neoplasms have been shown to have an expanded range through a variety of case reports, including visceral, intra-abdominal, soft tissue, and bone tumors...
July 25, 2016: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
Vanessa A Fravel, Linda J Lowenstine, Amanda Koehne
A wild-born, captive-reared, 14 yr old, primiparous female California sea lion Zalophus californianus presented for anorexia of 14 d duration and abdominal distention. Routine complete blood cell count revealed leukocytosis with a neutrophilia, and serum chemistry revealed hypoalbumenemia and hyponatremia. Treatment with broad spectrum antibiotics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories were started, but the animal continued to decline. Abdominal radiographs revealed a mature mineralized fetal skull and spine in the caudal abdomen and abdominal ultrasound revealed ascites but could not confirm the fetus...
July 7, 2016: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
Kadir Güzin, Halenur Bozdağ, Abdullah Aydın, Sadık Şahin, Şeyma Özkanlı
BACKGROUND: Myxopapillary ependymomas are well differentiated low-grade tumors which have been documented to local or distant metastasis. In the literature, this is a unique case of myxopapillary ependymoma with metastasis to the uterine cervix. Here, we present a rare case of extra neural metastasis of spinal ependymoma that developed over a long period. CASE REPORT: A 34-year-old woman was referred to our hospital for pelvic mass. A mass (110×100 mm) localized between the sacrococcygeal region and the uterus was detected by magnetic resonance imaging...
March 2016: Balkan Medical Journal
Iñaki Lete, Janire González, Lorea Ugarte, Nagore Barbadillo, Oihane Lapuente, Javier Álvarez-Sala
BACKGROUND: Parasitic leiomyomas were first described as early as 1909 but are a rare condition. In recent years, due to the rise of laparoscopic surgery and power morcellation, several cases of parasitic leiomyomas associated with this surgical procedure have been reported. METHODS: A literature search was performed using PubMed, Embase and Google Scholar with the following combination of keywords: leiomyoma OR uterine neoplasms OR uterine myomectomy OR laparoscopy OR hysterectomy OR peritoneal neoplasms AND parasitic...
August 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
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