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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)
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)
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)
A lethal form of bone dysplasia, platylospondylic lethal chondrodysplasia, was diagnosed prenatally using three-dimensional ultrasound. The various types of three-dimensional imaging mode provided diagnostic details not available by conventional two-dimensional ultrasound. The diagnosis was made after referral in the 23rd week of gestation, allowing(More)
First trimester amniotic fluid is an ultrafiltrate of maternal plasma and constitutes the major component of gestational sac volume (GSV). We hypothesized that GSV, assessed by 3-dimensional (3-D) ultrasound volumetry, would reflect function of the early uteroplacental unit and therefore provide a basis for predicting pregnancy outcome. We tested this(More)
Neuropeptides play an important role in the regional regulation of blood flow and hormone secretion. Few studies report the presence of peptides in the human placenta. Our experiment evaluates neuropeptides in the human placenta using immunocytochemical techniques. Representative tissue sections from full-term placentae were fixed immediately after delivery(More)
In the present study, the distributions of neuropeptides in the normal human clitoris and in a clitoris from an adrenogenital syndrome (AGS) was demonstrated by immunohistochemistry (IHC). Immunohistochemical screening detected a complex network of nerve fibers containing vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP), peptide histidine methionine (PHM),(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to analyze the importance of tumor volume as a prognostic factor for overall survival (OS) in surgically treated stage Ib-IIb cervical carcinoma. METHODS One hundred thirteen of one hundred sixty-five patients with histopathological stage Ib-IIb cervical carcinoma (44 Ib1, 24 Ib2, 10 IIa, 35 IIb) treated by radical(More)
Intraperitoneal treatment with interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) has been shown to achieve surgically documented responses in the second-line therapy of ovarian cancer. To assess its efficacy in the first-line therapy, we conducted a randomized controlled trial with 148 patients who had undergone primary surgery for FIGO stage Ic-Illc ovarian cancer. In the(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)