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Soshi Kusunoki, Kuan-Gen Huang, Angelito Magno
OBJECTIVE: There are some reports of cervical cancer with uterus didelphys but a case of clear cell carcinoma (CCCC) with Obstructed Hemivagina and Ipsilateral Renal Anomaly (OHVIRA) syndrome is extremely rare. The aim of this paper was to report a case of CCCC with OHVIRA syndrome and the difficulty in making a preoperative diagnosis. CASE REPORT: A 65 years old woman presented with postmenopausal bleeding and pelvic examination showed right paracervical mass. Preoperative confirmation of cervical carcinoma was difficult due to the location of the mass, which was inaccessible by cervical punch biopsy...
February 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Marta Rodriguez-Garcia, Jared M Fortier, Fiona D Barr, Charles R Wira
As women age, susceptibility to systemic and genital infections increases. Tissue-resident memory T cells (TRMs) are CD103+ CD8+ long-lived lymphocytes that provide critical mucosal immune protection. Mucosal dendritic cells (DCs) are known to induce CD103 expression on CD8+ T cells. While CD103+ CD8+ T cells are found throughout the female reproductive tract (FRT), the extent to which aging impacts their presence and induction by DCs remains unknown. Using hysterectomy tissues, we found that endometrial CD103+ CD8+ T cells were increased in postmenopausal compared to premenopausal women...
February 18, 2018: Aging Cell
Rumbidzai Majangara, Muchabayiwa Francis Gidiri, Zvavahera Mike Chirenje
The objectives of this study were to determine the identity and antibacterial susceptibility profiles of bacteria colonising the female genital tract and blood stream and their association with clinical outcomes in women with puerperal sepsis. A prospective descriptive cohort study was conducted at two tertiary hospitals in Zimbabwe. Endocervical swabs and blood were collected for culture and susceptibility testing from 151 consecutive women who met the World Health Organisation criteria for puerperal sepsis...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Shiori Tsuge, Chikara Ueyama, Kazuko Watanabe, Hiromi Nakamura, Akihiro Takeda
A 53-year-old obese woman was referred because of sudden onset of dyspnea and chronic vaginal bleeding. In addition to severe anemia, multiple pulmonary emboli were identified. Pelvic imaging showed an irregular-shaped mass in the region of the endocervix extending to the lower uterine segment. After successful anticoagulant therapy, followed by placement of an inferior vena cava filter, transabdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy were performed. An immunopathological study resulted in the diagnosis of endocervical serous carcinoma...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Oluwole Fadare, Andres A Roma, Paulette Mhawech-Fauceglia, Vinita Parkash, Joseph T Rabban
The purpose of this study is to assess the reproducibility among gynaecological pathologists in their diagnosis of mucinous alterations in endometrial sampling specimens. Twenty-six cases were independently reviewed by four experienced gynaecological pathologists from four academic medical centres. Pathologists were asked to classify each case into one of four groups, including three World Health Organization (WHO)-recognised categories: (1) mucinous metaplasia; (2) atypical mucinous glandular proliferation; (3) carcinoma; and (4) 'other' (absence of a true mucinous alteration and/or an alteration of non-endometrial origin)...
February 8, 2018: Pathology
Ryo Tamura, Kosuke Yoshihara, Tetsuya Saito, Ryosuke Ishimura, Juan Emmanuel Martínez-Ledesma, Hu Xin, Tatsuya Ishiguro, Yutaro Mori, Kaoru Yamawaki, Kazuaki Suda, Seiya Sato, Hiroaki Itamochi, Teiichi Motoyama, Yoichi Aoki, Shujiro Okuda, Cristine R Casingal, Hirofumi Nakaoka, Ituro Inoue, Roel G W Verhaak, Masaaki Komatsu, Takayuki Enomoto
We previously found that therapeutic targetable fusions are detected across various cancers. To identify therapeutic targetable fusion in uterine cervical cancer, for which no effective gene targeted therapy has yet been clinically applied, we analyzed RNA sequencing data from 306 cervical cancer samples. We detected 445 high confidence fusion transcripts and identified four samples that harbored FGFR3-TACC3 fusion as an attractive therapeutic target. The frequency of FGFR3-TACC3-fusion-positive cervical cancer is also 1...
January 23, 2018: Oncogenesis
Elise S Pelzer, Dana Willner, Melissa Buttini, Flavia Huygens
This study aimed to characterise the microbial community within the endometrial cavity and endocervix in women with menorrhagia or dysmenorrhea. Paired endocervical and endometrial biopsy samples were collected from women undergoing operative hysteroscopy and/or laparoscopy. Samples were cohorted based on pathology, indications for surgery, and histological dating of the endometrium. Samples were interrogated for the presence of microbial DNA using a two-step next generation sequencing technology approach to exploit the V5-V8 regions of the 16S rRNA gene...
January 3, 2018: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
Anabela A Angeleri, Lili B Díaz, Gisela Coliva, Fernando Guerra, Luis A Palaoro, Adriana E Rocher
Cervical and vaginal cytology, Papanicolaou test (PAP), is the most effective test for screening of preneoplastic lesions, and cervical cancer prevention. Its sensitivity goes from 50 to 98%, according to different statistics, and this variation is related to the sampling procedure. A satisfactory smear should be taken from the transformation zone, the junction between endocervix and exocervix. According to Bethesda, metaplastic and/or endocervical cells should be observed under the microscope. The traditional PAP smear includes an exo-endocervical sampling using the Ayre spatula; however, only near 50% of the smears are representative of the transformation zone...
2017: Medicina
Simona Stolnicu, Iulia Barsan, Lien Hoang, Prusha Patel, Cristina Terinte, Anna Pesci, Sarit Aviel-Ronen, Takako Kiyokawa, Isabel Alvarado-Cabrero, Malcolm C Pike, Esther Oliva, Kay J Park, Robert A Soslow
We sought to classify endocervical adenocarcinomas (ECAs) based on morphologic features linked to etiology (ie, human papillomavirus [HPV] infection), unlike the World Health Organization 2014 classification. The International Endocervical Adenocarcinoma Criteria and Classification (IECC criteria), described herein, distinguishes between human papillomavirus-associated adenocarcinoma (HPVA), recognized by the presence of luminal mitoses and apoptosis seen at scanning magnification, and no or limited HPVA features (nonhuman papillomavirus-associated adenocarcinoma [NHPVA])...
February 2018: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
Angela Hui-Chia Liu, Joan Walker, Julia C Gage, Michael A Gold, Rosemary Zuna, S Terence Dunn, Mark Schiffman, Nicolas Wentzensen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance of routine endocervical curettage (ECC) for diagnosing high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) 2 or worse and additional precancers not otherwise detected by ectocervical biopsies. METHODS: In a secondary analysis of the Biopsy Study, a cross-sectional study conducted between 2009 and 2012 at the University of Oklahoma Health and Sciences Center that found an incremental increase in detection of cervical precancers by multiple biopsies at colposcopy, ECC was performed in most women aged 30 years or older...
December 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Claudia B Fernandes, Shavahn C Loux, Kirsten E Scoggin, Edward L Squires, Mats H Troedsson, Alejandro Esteller-Vico, Barry A Ball
The cervix is a dynamic structure that undergoes dramatic changes during the estrous cycle, pregnancy and parturition. It is well established that hormonal changes, including estrogens, progestogens and prostaglandins, regulate the expression of key proteins involved in cervical function. The arachidonic acid cascade is important in the remodeling and relaxation of the cervix in the days preceding parturition. Despite the complexity of this mechanism, regulation of cervical function has received little study in the mare...
October 31, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
Gerald R Cunha, Takeshi Kurita, Mei Cao, Joel Shen, Stanley Robboy, Laurence Baskin
Human female reproductive tract development rests mostly upon hematoxilyn and eosin stained sections despite recent advances on molecular mechanisms in mouse studies. We report application of immunohistochemical methods to explore the ontogeny of epithelial and mesenchymal differentiation markers (keratins, homobox proteins, steroid receptors), transcription factors and signaling molecules (TP63 and RUNX1) during human female reproductive tract development. Keratins 6, 7, 8, 10, 14 and 19 (KRT6, KRT7, KRT8, KRT10, KRT14, KRT19) were expressed in a temporally and spatially dynamic fashion...
September 2017: Differentiation; Research in Biological Diversity
So Young Seo, Jin Yong Shin, Yong Il Ji
Metastasis to the female genital tract from extragenital primary cancer is uncommon. In this case, a 46-year-old woman was diagnosed with invasive lobular carcinoma of the left breast in 2011. She had left breast conserving surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and hormonal therapy (gosereline and tamoxifen). However, she developed menorrhagia after interruption of hormonal therapy and incidentally, the ultrasonogram of her pelvis showed a solid, large mass in the cervix. It looked like leiomyoma. Because of massive vaginal bleeding requiring multiple blood transfusions, she underwent total hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy...
September 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
Adriano Rodríguez-Trujillo, María José Martínez-Serrano, Adela Saco, Aureli Torné
OBJECTIVE: Epithelioid trophoblastic tumor is a rare gestational trophoblastic neoplasm usually presenting in women of reproductive age, with a history of a prior gestational event. Its presentation in postmenopausal women is extremely rare. Immunohistochemical staining is a helpful aid to distinguish epithelioid trophoblastic tumor from other gestational trophoblastic neoplasms. Correct diagnosis is crucial for clinical management that can vary according to the type of gestational trophoblastic neoplasm...
November 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
Antonio Simone Laganà, Salvatore Giovanni Vitale, Francesca Maria Salmeri, Onofrio Triolo, Helena Ban Frangež, Eda Vrtačnik-Bokal, Lily Stojanovska, Vasso Apostolopoulos, Roberta Granese, Vincenza Sofo
The theory of retrograde menstruation as aetiopathogenesis of endometriosis formulated by John Sampson in 1927 shows clear shortcomings: this does not explain why retrograde menstruation is a physiological process that affects 90% of women, while endometriosis occurs in only 10% of cases; it also does not explain the endometriotic foci distant from the pelvis, nor explains the cases of endometriosis in male patients. The immunological alterations of the peritoneal fluid explains the effects of disease, such as the inhibition of the physiological processes of cytolysis, but does not explain the cause...
June 2017: Medical Hypotheses
Gregory Douglas, Brooke E Howitt, John K Schoolmeester, Lauren Schwartz, Zuzana Kos, Shahidul Islam, Bojana Djordjevic, Carlos Parra-Herran
Studies on the pattern-based classification for invasive endocervical adenocarcinoma showed that tumors with nondestructive invasion (pattern-A) have a 0% rate of nodal metastases. Our understanding of pattern-A tumors and their distinction from in-situ adenocarcinoma requires further study. Thirteen sections diagnosed independently as pattern-A adenocarcinoma by three gynecologic pathologists, and 14 sections of benign endocervix were selected. Three additional pathologists (reviewers) evaluated a digital image from each section and classified it as pattern-A or benign based on architecture only...
March 8, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
Rikiya Okuyama, Hirotsugu Hashimoto, Tamaki Miura, Masatoshi Sugita, Masakazu Arai, Hajime Tsunoda, Yuko Sasajima, Hajime Horiuchi
Lobular endocervical glandular hyperplasia (LEGH) is an endocervical glandular hyperplastic lesion containing pyloric gland-like mucin, and has recently been recognized as a precursor lesion of malignant glandular lesions of the endocervix. The pyloric gland-like mucin contained in LEGH and gastric-type adenocarcinoma is observed as golden-yellowish by Papanicolaou staining. However, to our knowledge, the chronological course of the endocervical cytology of LEGH, eventually resulting in malignancy, has never been demonstrated to date...
April 27, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
C Laik-Schandelmaier, R Klopfleisch, S Schöniger, G Weiffenbach, M Staudacher, H Aupperle
Tumours and tumour-like lesions are rare findings in the genital system of guinea pigs. The aim of the present study was to characterize nodular lesions in the cervix and uterus of guinea pigs submitted for histopathological diagnosis. Samples from 83 pet animals were investigated. Cases included 64 surgically excised masses including complete uteri (n = 37), parts from uteri containing masses (n = 8), complete masses (n = 12) or samples from masses (n = 7) and 19 complete necropsy examinations. In 55 of the cases, only solitary changes were observed; in 28 cases two or more lesions were diagnosed...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Comparative Pathology
Liang-Chun Wang, Qian Yu, Vonetta Edwards, Brian Lin, Jessica Qiu, Jerrold R Turner, Daniel C Stein, Wenxia Song
Colonization and disruption of the epithelium is a major infection mechanism of mucosal pathogens. The epithelium counteracts infection by exfoliating damaged cells while maintaining the mucosal barrier function. The sexually transmitted bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) infects the female reproductive tract primarily from the endocervix, causing gonorrhea. However, the mechanism by which GC overcome the mucosal barrier remains elusive. Using a new human tissue model, we demonstrate that GC can penetrate into the human endocervix by inducing the exfoliation of columnar epithelial cells...
April 2017: PLoS Pathogens
Mario Puljiz, Damir Danolić, Lucija Kostić, Ilija Alvir, Darko Tomica, Ivica Mamić, Ivana Vlastelica Munivrana, Marko Puljiz, Danko Velimir Vrdoljak, Melita Perić Balja
Mesonephric adenocarcinoma is a rare variant of cervical adenocarcinoma. We present a case of mesonephric adenocarcinoma of endocervix with cervical and vaginal lobular mesonephric hyperplasia in a 57-year-old woman. Vaginal bleeding persisting for 12 months was the only symptom. Histopathologic findings and characteristic immunophenotype are crucial for the diagnosis. The tumor was composed of papillary formation with a central fi brovascular stroma, villoglandular and densely compact tubular structures containing intraluminal eosinophilic secretion, and coated with one or more rows of cylindrical atypical epithelial cells...
June 2016: Acta Clinica Croatica
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