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Carcinoma endometrium

Juan Xu, Yujia Qian, Min Ye, Ziyi Fu, Xuemei Jia, Wenqu Li, Pengfei Xu, Mingming Lv, Lei Huang, Luyu Wang, Hongjie Ruan, Juan Lv
Endometrial carcinoma (EC) is the most common malignancy in women. Dispite its prevalence, the prognosis of endometrial carcinoma still relies on conventional histological type, grade and invasion information. Its morbidity is still increasing and the outcome is very poor. To the best of our knowledge, hormonal imbalance and/or molecular genetic alterations are the main cause of EC. However, the alterations of lncRNAs which accounts for approximately 4/5 of human transcripts are still poorly understood. In the present study, using the RiboArray™ Custom Array, we studied the expression profiles of lncRNA in EC as compared to normal endometrium (NE) to find potential core lncRNAs for the diagnosis of EC...
October 14, 2016: Oncology Reports
Cunxian Zhang, C James Sung, M Ruhul Quddus, Rochelle A Simon, Tarek Jazaerly, W Dwayne Lawrence
Ovarian hyperthecosis, a source of estrogen, may occur in postmenopausal women. In this study, we evaluated the possible association of ovarian hyperthecosis with endometrial polyp, endometrial hyperplasia, and endometrioid adenocarcinoma in postmenopausal women. Our study consisted of 238 postmenopausal women: 108 with endometrioid adenocarcinoma and 130 without endometrial carcinoma. The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics system was used to grade endometrioid adenocarcinoma. Within the endometrioid adenocarcinoma cases, 48 (44...
October 13, 2016: Human Pathology
Esra Laloglu, Yakup Kumtepe, Hulya Aksoy, Emsal Pınar Topdagi Yilmaz
BACKGROUND: Ovarian and endometrial carcinomas are the two most common malignancies of the female reproductive system. Endocan is a proteoglycan that is specific to vascular endothelial cells. Increased serum levels have been reported in some tumors. The aim of this study was to investigate serum endocan levels in cases of endometrial and ovarian cancer. METHODS: Levels of serum endocan were assessed in 27 patients with endometrial cancer and 20 with ovarian cancer, and in 38 control subjects with benign ovarian or endometrial disorders...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
F Kommoss, S F Lax
Making an incorrect histopathological diagnosis of an endometrial lesion may lead to unwanted loss of fertility and therapy-associated morbidity; therefore, endometrial carcinomas need to be correctly typed and differentiated from hyperplastic precursors, benign lesions and artifacts. Typical diagnostic pitfalls are described in this article. Misdiagnosing endometrial lesions can be avoided by paying thorough attention to gross as well as microscopic features and by taking crucial differential diagnoses into consideration...
September 28, 2016: Der Pathologe
Gokhan Boyraz, Mehmet Coskun Salman, Derman Basaran, Nejat Ozgul, Taner Turan, Osman Turkmen, Gunsu Comert Kimyon, Nazli Topfedaisi Ozkan, Murat Cagan, Tayfun Gungor, Mehmet Mutlu Meydanli, Kemal Gungorduk, Varol Gulseven, Muzaffer Sanci, Kunter Yuce
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this retrospective multicenter study was to investigate the frequency of extrauterine metastasis and to evaluate the importance of surgical staging and adjuvant treatment among patients with noninvasive uterine papillary serous carcinoma (UPSC) of the endometrium. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A multicenter, retrospective department database review was performed to identify patients with UPSC of the endometrium who underwent surgical staging between 2000 and 2015 at 4 Gynecologic Oncology Centers in Turkey...
September 23, 2016: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
Mahjabeen Khan, Sapna Vinit Amin, Sujatha Bagepalli Srinivas, Roopa Padavagodu Shivananda, Navin Patil
Hydrosalpinx in postmenopausal woman is rare. Most commonly it is due to primary ovarian malignancy with fallopian tube involvement or primary fallopian tube carcinoma. But hydrosalpinx with no malignancy in the fallopian tube, associated with synchronous malignancy of ovary and endometrium is rare. In a postmenopausal women, hydrosalpinx is commonly due to fallopian tube malignancy or rarely pelvic inflammatory disease. We present a rare and very interesting case of 65-year-old nulliparous postmenopausal women with bilateral hydrosalpinx and pyometra who was found to have papillary serous adenocarcinoma of the ovary and endometroid adenocarcinoma of endomertrium with normal fallopian tube...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Soo-Ho Chung, Jung-Woo Park
Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecologic malignancy in developed countries. Clear cell carcinoma typically occurs in the ovaries, and very rarely occurs in the endometrium; it accounts for less than 3% of all endometrial cancers. It is presumed that clear cell carcinomas are of Müllerian duct origin, and an association with exposure to diethylstilbestrol (DES) or other nonsteroidal follicle stimulating hormones has been described. We report a case of a postmenopausal woman who presented with vaginal bleeding without a specific medical history...
August 2016: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
Adriana Estruch, Lucas Minig, Carmen Illueca, Ignacio Romero, Jose Luis Guinot, Andrés Poveda
Small cell carcinoma of the endometrium is a very rare entity. They are very aggressive tumours, with a poor prognosis. They represent a clinical challenge because of a lack of a standardised treatment. We see here a case of a 67-year-old woman with a history of a lobular breast carcinoma, diagnosed in 2002. After presenting with postmenopausal vaginal bleeding in October 2014, she underwent a hysteroscopy-guided biopsy which revealed a metastasis of breast carcinoma. A hysterectomy and bilateral oophorectomy was performed because of uncontrolled uterine bleeding...
2016: Ecancermedicalscience
Olga Bikou, Alexander Delides, Aggeliki Drougou, Afroditi Nonni, Efstratios Patsouris, Kitty Pavlakis
BACKGROUND/AIM: Fractal dimension (FD) is widely used in medicine and biology as a tool for defining features of structure. This study aimed to compare pathological endometrium (simple-complex hyperplasia and endometrial carcinoma), as well as the endometrial changes, during the phases of the menstrual cycle. The main goal was the objective measurement of fractal dimension and to refrain from subjective evaluation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two thousand cases of endometrial tissue from patients who underwent dilatation and curettage (D&C) were reviewed...
September 2016: In Vivo
Mackenzie Coatham, Xiaodong Li, Anthony N Karnezis, Lien N Hoang, Basile Tessier-Cloutier, Bo Meng, Robert A Soslow, C Blake Gilks, David G Huntsman, Colin J R Stewart, Lynne M Postovit, Martin Köbel, Cheng-Han Lee
Dedifferentiated carcinoma of the endometrium or the ovary is an aggressive epithelial malignancy that comprises an endometrioid carcinoma together with an undifferentiated carcinoma. We recently reported that inactivation of BRG1 or INI1, core subunits of the switch/sucrose non-fermenting (SWI/SNF) complex, was the likely molecular event underlying dedifferentiation in about half of dedifferentiated carcinomas. In this study, we performed a genomic screen that included other members of the SWI/SNF complex to better delineate the molecular basis in the remainder of these tumours...
August 26, 2016: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
T Kuloglu, O Celik, S Aydin, I Hanifi Ozercan, M Acet, Y Aydin, G Artas, A Turk, M Yardim, G Ozan, M Hanifi Yalcin, N Kocaman
To determine expression pattern of irisin in tissues obtained from human ovarian cancer, breast cancer, and cervix cancer. Tissue samples obtained from subjects with breast cancer, ovarian cancer cervix cancer, simple endometrial hyperplasia, complex atypical endometrial hyperplasia. At least five sections from each subject were immunohistochemically stained with irisin antibody, and H-score method was used to evaluate irisin intensity. Tissues obtained from healthy breast tissues, proliferative phase endometrium adenomyosis and benign ovarian tumors were accepted as control...
2016: Cellular and Molecular Biology
Naomi S Clement, Thomas R W Oliver, Hunain Shiwani, Juliane R F Saner, Caroline A Mulvaney, William Atiomo
INTRODUCTION: Endometrial hyperplasia is a precancerous lesion of the endometrium, commonly presenting with uterine bleeding. If managed expectantly, it frequently progresses to endometrial carcinoma, rates of which are increasing dramatically worldwide. However, the established treatment for endometrial hyperplasia (progestogens) involves multiple side effects and leaves the risk of recurrence. Metformin is the most commonly used oral hypoglycaemic agent in type 2 diabetes mellitus. It has also been linked to the reversal of endometrial hyperplasia and may therefore contribute to decreasing the prevalence of endometrial carcinoma without the fertility and side effect consequences of current therapies...
2016: BMJ Open
Chelsey D Deel, Richard A Allen, Laura L Holman, Rosemary E Zuna
BACKGROUND: Fallopian tube involvement by cervical carcinoma has rarely been documented, with literature reports focusing primarily on squamous cell carcinoma. CASE PRESENTATION: In this report, we present the case of a 50 year old woman who presented with an abnormal Pap test with atypical squamous and glandular cells. A loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) was performed and led to the diagnosis of stage IB1 endocervical adenocarcinoma. Subsequent radical hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, and bilateral pelvic lymph node dissection showed a well-differentiated endocervical adenocarcinoma of usual type with superficial spread to the endometrium and right fallopian tube...
August 17, 2016: Diagnostic Pathology
Kiyoshi Kanno, Takashi Kusakabe, Megumi Takata, Kazuo Suzuki, Makoto Oowada, Hiroshi Suzuki
A 58-year-old, postmenopausal, multiparous woman presented with a chief complaint of abnormal vaginal bleeding. Endometrial cytology was evaluated twice, revealing only squamous epithelial cells both times. Degenerated leiomyoma or uterine sarcoma was suspected from imaging findings, and total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy were therefore performed. However, histopathological examination revealed no signs of malignancy, and the patient was diagnosed as having ichthyosis uteri with uterine leiomyoma...
August 16, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Lorna A Brudie, Faizan Khan, Michael J Radi, Sarfraz Ahmad
Endometrial serous carcinomas are very clinically aggressive, which constitutes 40% of all deaths and recurrences associated with endometrial cancer. Small-cell carcinoma of the endometrium is relatively rare but aggressive, and often presents a component of endometrioid carcinoma, and is not generally associated with serous carcinoma. Herein, we report a case of 74-year-old African-American female, who presented with intermittent post-menopausal bleeding for > 1-month. She underwent robotic-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, sentinel lymph node mapping, and pelvic-and-aortic lymphadenectomy...
August 2016: Gynecologic Oncology Reports
E van der Steen-Banasik, M Christiaens, E Shash, C Coens, A Casado, F G Herrera, P B Ottevanger
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Radiotherapy is a good option for inoperable and frail patients diagnosed with endometrial cancer. Because of the lack of large multicentre trials, a systematic review was performed in an attempt to get an overview on the feasibility and efficacy of this specific approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a bibliographic search for articles in English or French which were published in PubMed from the start of this database in January 1969 to identify publications on radiation therapy (RT) as single treatment for localised non-operable carcinoma of the endometrium...
September 2016: European Journal of Cancer
Col Ajay Malik, Sharmila Dudani, Brig N S Mani
Xanthogranulomatous endometritis (XGE) is an uncommon but well-established histopathological entity seen affecting the kidney and gallbladder. Involvement of the endometrium is very rare, with only a few case reports in world literature till date. Histologically, it is characterized by the replacement of the endometrium by sheets of foamy histiocytes, plasma cells, lymphocytes, giant cells, and siderophages. We present a case of a 74-year-old female who presented with foul-smelling discharge and postmenopausal bleeding of a short duration...
April 2016: Journal of Mid-life Health
Amy D Marshall, Michelle van Geldermalsen, Nicholas J Otte, Lyndal A Anderson, Trina Lum, Melissa A Vellozzi, Blake K Zhang, Annora Thoeng, Qian Wang, John E J Rasko, Jeff Holst
l-type amino acid transporters (LAT1-4) are expressed in various cancer types and are involved in the uptake of essential amino acids such as leucine. Here we investigated the expression of LAT1-4 in endometrial adenocarcinoma and evaluated the contribution of LATs to endometrial cancer cell growth. Analysis of human gene expression data showed that all four LAT family members are expressed in endometrial adenocarcinomas. LAT1 was the most highly expressed, and showed a significant increase in both serous and endometrioid subtypes compared to normal endometrium...
December 1, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Ashwini A Pawar, Digvijay B Patil, Shilpa Patel, Meeta Mankad, Pariseema Dave
THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY: This study was undertaken to evaluate the role of positron emission tomography-CT (PET-CT) in diagnosis and management of gynecological malignancies in primary and recurrent settings and also to investigate its role in inappropriately treated patients, for pretreatment evaluation (staging) to help in proper therapeutic management. METHOD: This is a retrospective study of 56 patients of gynecological malignancy registered in Gujarat Cancer Research Institute from June 2011 to December 2013...
October 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
Tian-jin Yi, Ping Wang
OBJECTIVE: To detect the expression of Pokemon in endometrial carcinoma (EC), to provide preliminary theoretical basis for clarifying pathogenesis and searching for effective targets. METHODS: Ninety-eight cases of endometrial tissue paraffin specimens form July 2012 to July 2014 in West China Second University Hospital, Sichuan University, were collected, including: EC group, consisting of adenocarcinoma 23 cases, adenosquamous 12 cases, serous 3 cases, mucinous 11 cases and clear cell 9 cases, and control group, consisting of atypical hyperplasia endometrium 20 cases and normal endometrium 20 cases (secretory 10 cases, hyperplasia 10 cases)...
May 2016: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
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