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143 women treated in 28 departments from 1980 to 1995 were retrospectively analysed to study the impact of prognostic factors in primary carcinoma of the fallopian tube. The mean age of the patients was 62.5 years. Sixty (42%) tumours were FIGO stage I, 28 (20%) stage II, 38 (27%) stage III, 17 (12%) stage IV. Complete radical resection was achieved in 102(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prognostic importance of preoperative CA 125 levels in patients with International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stage I epithelial ovarian cancer in comparison with the established prognostic factors: degree of differentiation, FIGO substage, and age. METHODS In a retrospective analysis, the traditional(More)
Various peptide immunoreactivities in the respiratory system have been reported, indicating complex physiological mechanisms. There is only little information on the upper respiratory system of man. The present study was carried out to demonstrate regulatory peptides in the nasal mucosa, larynx (vocal cords and ventricular folds) and soft palate of man(More)
Incidence and prognostic factors of primary carcinoma of the Fallopian tube were studied in a retrospective multi-centre analysis of 115 women during the period 1980 to 1990. Data of 28 departments (university as well as general hospitals) were included in the present study which was designed to evaluate the current diagnosis and treatment of carcinoma of(More)
Recently, various conservative regimens for the treatment of cervical pregnancy have been introduced to preserve fertility in young women, with methotrexate being one of the most widely used drugs. The success of conservative treatment depends on early preoperative diagnosis. We report three cases of first trimester cervical pregnancy, successfully treated(More)
β-HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) values of over 2500 I.U./l are associated with higher failure rates for therapy with prostaglandin F2 alpha in tubal pregnancies. The purpose of our study was to ascertain if the 2500 I.U./l limit correlates with histopathology. We therefore compared the pre-operative β-HCG-values and intraluminal and extraluminal(More)
BACKGROUND Primary fallopian tube carcinoma (PFTC) is a rare disease, and data on the serum concentration of tumor marker cancer antigen 125 (CA 125) in patients with this disease are sparse. The authors assessed the clinical value of the serum concentration of CA 125 as a prognostic and monitoring marker in patients with surgically treated PFTC. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE The bad prognosis of primary carcinoma of the Fallopian tube is ascribed to early lymphogenous metastasis. Due to the rarity of cases, there exist only few and divergent results on the importance of lymph node metastasis in the relevant literature. Thus, our study aimed at detecting the incidence of lymph node metastases and their influence on(More)
The degree to which the relative rise of serum human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) concentration was related to proliferative cell activity and the biological vitality of tubal pregnancy was investigated. Salpingectomy was performed in 15 patients diagnosed as having non-ruptured tubal pregnancy. Serum HCG was evaluated twice preoperatively, with a 48-h(More)
Clinical observations have shown that tubal pregnancies develop individually different biological activities such as different growth rates, levels of beta human chorionic gonadotrophin (beta-HCG), or rates of tubal wall destruction. In the present study, we evaluated the proliferative activity of ectopic cytotrophoblastic tissue using immunocytochemistry(More)