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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324630/morphological-and-neurochemical-differences-in-peptidergic-nerve-fibres-of-the-mouse-vagina
#1
Christine Barry, Esther Ji, Harman Sharma, Lara Beukes, Pat Vilimas, Yvette DeGraaf, Dusan Matusica, Rainer V Haberberger
The vagina is innervated by a complex arrangement of sensory, sympathetic and parasympathetic nerve fibres that contain classical transmitters plus an array of neuropeptides and enzymes known to regulate diverse processes including blood flow and nociception. The neurochemical characteristics and distributions of peptide-containing nerves in the mouse vagina are unknown. This study used multiple labelling immunohistochemistry, confocal imaging and analysis to investigate the presence and colocalization of the peptides vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP), calcitonin-gene related peptide (CGRP), substance P (SP), neuropeptide tyrosine (NPY) and the nitric oxide synthesizing enzyme neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) in nerve fibres of the murine vaginal wall...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323651/clinical-features-and-treatment-of-dermatofibrosarcoma-protuberans-affecting-the-vulva-a-literature-review
#2
Austin H Nguyen, Shannon Q Detty, Maria I Gonzaga, Christopher Huerter
BACKGROUND: Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a low-to-intermediate grade cutaneous neoplasm with a low propensity for metastasis and a high rate of local recurrence. It typically presents as a dermal plaque or nodule on the trunk, limbs, or head and neck region. Vulvar DFSP has also been described, although it is less common. OBJECTIVE: To review the available literature and discuss the clinical course of DFSP affecting the vulva. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed the existing English-language literature on DFSP of the vulva with respect to clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment, and outcome...
March 17, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319579/vulvar-carcinosarcoma-composed-of-intestinal-type-mucinous-adenocarcinoma-associated-with-anaplastic-pleomorphic-and-spindle-cell-carcinoma-and-heterologous-chondrosarcomatous-and-osteosarcomatous-elements-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#3
Leonardo Lordello, Patricia Webb, Esther Oliva
Carcinosarcomas (CS) are exceedingly rare in the vulva, with only 3 cases reported in the English literature, associated with squamous cell carcinoma (2) or spiradenocarcinoma (1). We first report a vulvar CS with intestinal-type mucinous adenocarcinoma associated with anaplastic pleomorphic and spindle cell carcinoma and heterologous chondro- and osteosarcomatous elements in a 62-year-old woman, who presented with a painless, slow-growing vulvar cyst for almost 2 years, that rapidly enlarged and hardened in the last 4 months forming a mass...
March 17, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319571/hpv-independent-differentiated-vulvar-intraepithelial-neoplasia-dvin-is-associated-with-an-aggressive-clinical-course
#4
Jessica N McAlpine, So Youn Kim, Ardalan Akbari, Sima Eshragh, Miriam Reuschenbach, Magnus von Knebel Doeberitz, Elena S Prigge, Suzanne Jordan, Naveena Singh, Dianne M Miller, C Blake Gilks
Differentiated vulvar intrapeithelial neoplasia (dVIN) is an human papillomavirus (HPV)-independent precursor of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and the aim of this study was to better characterize its natural history. Cases of dVIN were identified from the pathology archives. Outcomes of patients with dVIN only, without associated invasive SCC, were compared with a cohort of patients with high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion [HSIL(VIN3)]. Eighteen patients diagnosed with dVIN with adjacent invasive SCC (SCC/dVIN) and 7 patients with dVIN only, without invasive carcinoma, were identified...
March 17, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314908/anatomy-and-aesthetics-of-the-labia-minora-the-ideal-vulva
#5
REVIEW
C Clerico, A Larry, A Mojallal, F Boucher
Female genital cosmetic surgery is becoming more and more widespread both in the field of plastic and gynaecological surgery. The increased demand for vulvar surgery is spurred by the belief that the vulva is abnormal in appearance. What is normal in terms of labial anatomy? Labia minora enlargement or hypertrophy remains a clinical diagnosis which is poorly defined as it could be considered a variation of the normal anatomy. Enlarged labia minora can cause functional, aesthetic and psychosocial problems. In reality, given the wide variety of vulvar morphology among people, it is a very subjective issue to define the "normal" vulva...
March 10, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314677/vulvovaginal-candidiasis-etiology-symptomatology-and-risk-factors
#6
L Mtibaa, N Fakhfakh, A Kallel, S Belhadj, N Belhaj Salah, N Bada, K Kallel
OBJECTIVE: To determine epidemiological, clinical and mycological characteristics of vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) in Tunisian population and to evaluate predisposing factors. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, 2160 vaginal swabs were performed over 2 years (January 2014-December 2015). It was carried out at the laboratory of Parasitology and Mycology, Rabta Hospital in Tunisia. After swab collecting, direct examination and culture on Sabouraud Chloramphenicol and Sabouraud Chloramphenicol Actidione media were implemented to research yeasts...
March 14, 2017: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296680/primitive-neuroectodermal-tumors-of-the-female-genital-tract-a-morphologic-immunohistochemical-and-molecular-study-of-19-cases
#7
Sarah Chiang, Matija Snuderl, Sakiko Kojiro-Sanada, Ariadna Quer Pi-Sunyer, Dean Daya, Tohru Hayashi, Luisanna Bosincu, Fumihiro Ogawa, Andrew E Rosenberg, Lars-Christian Horn, Lu Wang, A John Iafrate, Esther Oliva
Primary primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET) of the female genital tract is rare, and its proper classification remains unclear. The clinical, histologic, and immunophenotypic features as well as EWSR1 rearrangement status of 19 gynecologic PNETs, including 10 ovarian, 8 uterine, and 1 vulvar tumors, are herein reported. Patient age ranged from 12 to 68 years, with a median age of 20 and 51 years among those with ovarian and uterine PNETs, respectively. Morphologic features of central nervous system (CNS) tumors were seen in 15 PNETs, including 9 medulloblastomas, 3 ependymomas, 2 medulloepitheliomas, and 1 glioblastoma, consistent with central PNET...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296310/a-novel-arc-geometry-setting-for-pelvic-radiotherapy-with-extensive-nodal-involvement
#8
Maija Rossi, Eeva Boman, Tanja Skyttä, Mika Kapanen
The aim of this study was to find optimal planning approach for large planning targets with complicated geometry requiring wide field openings. The study presents a novel approach for arc geometry design for pelvic targets with extensive nodal involvement. A total of 15 patients with anorectal carcinoma or vulvar cancer were selected retrospectively. For each patient, one seven-field IMRT plan and three VMAT plans were calculated: one with two 360° arcs with no limitations for the field size (VMATw); one with two asymmetrically field-size-restricted 360° arcs (VMATr); and the proposed novel approach which consisted of one 360° arc with the field size restricted to the central PTV, and another arc divided into two 180° arcs, restricting the field sizes with the focus on the lymph nodes...
July 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293790/deconstructing-the-genitourinary-syndrome-of-menopause
#9
Pedro Vieira-Baptista, Claudia Marchitelli, Hope K Haefner, Gilbert Donders, Faustino Pérez-López
The concept of genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) was recently introduced and has been gaining widespread use. While some justifications for its introduction are straightforward, others may be questionable. Numerous unspecific symptoms and signs were included in the definition of the syndrome, but the minimum number required for diagnosis was not established. While the GSM definition is designed to facilitate identifying vulvovaginal and urinary estrogen-deprivation-associated symptoms and signs, several concerns have evolved: (1) the syndrome may result in the underdiagnosis of vulvar and urinary pathology; and (2) serious conditions (e...
March 14, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291131/study-of-selected-brca1-brca2-and-pik3ca-mutations-in-benign-and-malignant-lesions-of-anogenital-mammary-like-glands
#10
Anastasia M Konstantinova, Ksenya V Shelekhova, Evgeny N Imyanitov, Aglaya Iyevleva, Denisa Kacerovska, Michal Michal, Dmitry V Kazakov
Anogenital mammary-like glands (AGMLGs) are nowadays considered a normal component of the anogenital area. Lesions involving AGMLGs are histopathologically very similar to their mammary counterparts, but the information on molecular biological mechanisms in these vulvar/perianal tumors is scarce. Mutations in the PI3K-AKT cascade have been found in hidradenoma papilliferum. The authors studied selected BRCA1, BRCA2, and PIK3CA mutations in series of benign and malignant neoplasms thought to be associated with AGMLGs, including 9 cases of primary extramammary Paget disease, 3 different cases of mammary-type carcinoma (adenoid cystic like, tubulolobular, and invasive ductal like), and 5 cases of hidradenoma papilliferum...
March 9, 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284768/vulvar-cancer-in-tunisia-epidemiological-and-clinicopathological-features-multicentric-study
#11
Mehdi Kehila, Souad Harabi, Raoudha Mhiri, Omar Touhami, Hassine Saber Abouda, Abdeljalil Khlifi, Mohamed Hsairi, Dalenda Chelli, Mohamed Derbel, Sahbi Kebaili, Nadia Boujelbane, Kais Chaabene, Mohamed Badis Chanoufi
OBJECTIVE: To describe for the first time the epidemiologic and clinico-pathologic characteristics of vulvar cancer in Tunisia. DESIGN: Two parts are distinguished in this study: Part1: Multicentric retrospective study about the characteristics of all cancer cases diagnosed during a 17-years period (January 1998-December 2014) in three departments of Gynecology and Obstetrics: one in south Tunisia and two in the capital. Part 2: To determine the Incidence trend of invasive vulvar cancer in North Tunisia 1994-2009, on the basis of North Cancer Registry of Tunisia...
March 8, 2017: Journal of the Egyptian National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277131/macro-regional-variation-in-attitudes-toward-and-experiences-of-vulvar-and-vaginal-atrophy-among-italian-post-menopausal-women-a-post-hoc-analysis-of-revive-survey-data
#12
Rossella E Nappi, Martire Particco, Nicoletta Biglia, Angelo Cagnacci, Costantino Di Carlo, Stefano Luisi, Anna Maria Paoletti
Italian participants in the European REVIVE survey reported that vaginal and vulvar atrophy (VVA) impaired various aspects of their lives, notably the ability to enjoy sex. The aim of the present study was to explore regional differences in knowledge, experiences, and treatment of VVA in the Italian REVIVE sample (n = 1000), which was analyzed according to region of residence. While many respondents were unfamiliar with the VVA condition, most could relate their VVA symptoms to the menopause. The rate of diagnosis of VVA was twice as high in Central Italy as in the North-East...
February 21, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275696/surgical-management-of-squamous-cell-vulvar-cancer-without-clitoris-urethra-or-anus-involvement
#13
REVIEW
Alpaslan Kaban, Işık Kaban, Selim Afşar
Vulvar cancers, which constitute 5% of all gynecologic cancers, are the fourth most common female genital cancers, preceded by uterine, ovarian and cervical cancers. The treatment methods employed for vulvar cancers have changed over the years, with previously applied radical surgical approaches, such as en bloc resection, being gradually suspended in favor of treatment approaches that require dissection of less tissue. While the removal of less tissue, which today's approaches have focused on, prevents morbidity, this method seems to result in higher risks of recurrence...
May 2017: Gynecologic Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272666/cloacogenic-adenocarcinoma-of-the-vulva-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#14
Merih Tepeoğlu, Halit Üner, A Nihan Haberal, Özlem Özen, Esra Kuşçu
Primary adenocarcinoma of the vulva, unrelated to the native glands of perineum is an extremely rare neoplasm. Despite awareness of this lesion for over 40 years, the origin is not beyond speculation. The most reasonable hypothesis is based on the remnants of cloacal differentiation during early days of life. Here we report the case of a 60-year-old patient with a vulvar mass, who underwent partial vulvectomy and bilateral regional lymph node dissection. The tumor was composed of papillary and complex glandular structures and exhibited diffuse positivity for cytokeratin 20 and polyclonal CEA, CDX2, and focal positivity with cytokeratin 7...
February 4, 2017: Türk Patoloji Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272287/risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-de-novo-cancers-excluding-nonmelanoma-skin-cancer-after-liver-transplantation-for-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
#15
Mohamad A Mouchli, Siddharth Singh, Edward V Loftus, Lisa Boardman, Jayant Talwalkar, Charles B Rosen, Julie K Heimbach, Russell H Wiesner, Bashar Hasan, John J Poterucha, Kymberly D Watt
BACKGROUND: Patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) may be at higher of risk of malignancy after liver transplantation (LT) compared to other LT recipients. We aimed to determine the cumulative incidence of/risk factors for and long-term cancer-related mortality in patients with PSC after LT. METHODS: All adult patients who underwent LT for PSC without cholangiocarcinoma from 1984-2012, with follow-up through June 2015. We estimated cumulative incidence, risk factors and mortality from de novo malignancies after LT RESULTS: 293 patients were identified (mean age, 47±12 years; 63...
March 8, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270959/labial-fusion-a-rare-cause-of-urinary-retention-in-reproductive-age-woman-and-review-of-literature
#16
Emre Erdoğdu, Cem Demirel, Ali Emre Tahaoğlu, Arzu Özdemir
Labial fusion usually affects prepubertal girls and postmenopausal women, it may rarely occurs in reproductive years in the absence of predisposing factors such as vulvar infections, dermatitis, trauma, female circumcision and lichen sclerosis. Should be considered in differential diagnosis in the differential diagnosis of urinary retention even if the patient doesn't have history of sexual intercourse.
March 2017: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267861/periodic-screening-pelvic-examination-evidence-report-and-systematic-review-for-the-us-preventive-services-task-force
#17
Janelle M Guirguis-Blake, Jillian T Henderson, Leslie A Perdue
Importance: Recent changes in the periodicity of cervical cancer screening have led to questions about the role of screening pelvic examinations among asymptomatic women. Objective: To systematically review literature on health benefits, accuracy, and harms of the screening pelvic examination for gynecologic conditions for the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). Data Sources: MEDLINE, PubMed, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials for relevant English-language studies published through January 13, 2016, with surveillance through August 3, 2016...
March 7, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267367/systematic-indirect-comparison-of-ospemifene-versus-local-estrogens-for-vulvar-and-vaginal-atrophy
#18
N Bruyniks, N Biglia, S Palacios, A O Mueck
In the absence of a direct head-to-head study, we performed an indirect historical comparison of ospemifene 60 mg (Senshio(®)) vs. local vaginal estrogens in moderate or severe vulvar and vaginal atrophy (VVA). A literature search was carried out of clinical efficacy/safety trials of local vaginal estrogens in VVA approved in Europe. For efficacy comparison, studies had to be placebo-controlled and of 12 weeks' duration. For safety comparison, studies had to be ≥40 weeks' duration. Efficacy endpoints were the difference between active and placebo in change from baseline to week 12 for symptoms, vaginal pH, and maturation value (MV)...
March 7, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262516/brachytherapy-as-part-of-the-conservative-treatment-for-primary-and-recurrent-vulvar-carcinoma
#19
P Castelnau-Marchand, A Escande, R Mazeron, E Bentivegna, A Cavalcanti, S Gouy, C Baratiny, P Maroun, P Morice, C Haie-Meder, C Chargari
PURPOSE: There are only scarce data on the place of brachytherapy (BT) for treatment of vulvar carcinoma. Our institutional experience of interstitial BT for vulvar carcinoma patients is reported. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Clinical records of patients receiving low-dose-rate or pulsed-dose-rate BT as part of the primary treatment for primary/recurrent vulvar squamous cell carcinoma or as part of postoperative treatment between 2000 and 2015 were included. Patients, tumors, and treatment characteristics as well as clinical outcome were examined...
March 2, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259230/vulvovaginal-issues-in-mature-women
#20
REVIEW
Mary L Marnach, Rochelle R Torgerson
Mature women often present with symptomatic vulvovaginal atrophy and vulvar dermatoses, causing noncoital pain, dyspareunia, and sexual changes. Diagnosis of these conditions can be challenging, and long-term management is required to decrease morbidity and enhance quality of life. Vaginal estrogen therapies remain safe and effective for treating symptomatic vulvovaginal atrophy. A vulvar biopsy is easy to perform and generally well tolerated when indicated for the diagnosis of lichen simplex chronicus, lichen sclerosus, and lichen planus...
March 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
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