Albert Altchek

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BACKGROUND Uterus transplantation (UTx) is developed in animal models as a future method to treat uterine factor infertility. METHODS All published studies in the area of UTx research were identified. Aspects relating to surgery, cold-ischemia/reperfusion, rejection, immunosuppression, pregnancy, ethics and institutional requirements were examined. (More)
OBJECTIVE To report and propose a consensus term for eight cases of a newly recognized, asymptomatic, rapidly growing unilateral labium majus mass without palpable borders in prepubertal girls, appearing to be temporally associated with the physiologic increase of adrenal hormones. METHODS Histologic examination, special stains, and immunohistochemistry(More)
Among 31 pregnant women with first-trimester bleeding, all were found on sonographic study to have subchorionic hemorrhage with a living fetus. Twenty-six went on to normal term pregnancies. Two had premature labor at 31 and 32 weeks. Three had first-trimester missed abortions. No correlation was found between volume of subchorionic bleeding and prognosis.(More)
BACKGROUND Since their initial description in 1832, desmoid tumors have been reported to occur in virtually every part of the body. Intra-abdominal desmoid tumors, or mesenteric fibromatosis, are often associated with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis mutation in a syndrome known as Gardner's Syndrome. Although sporadic cases of desmoid tumors do occur, unlike(More)
OBJECTIVE To define the pathologic changes underlying the mechanism of shrinkage of uterine leiomyomata in patients treated with luprolide acetate. DESIGN Retrospective study of pathologic changes seen in leiomyomata removed by hysterectomy or myomectomy in treated and untreated patients, matched by age and size of uteri and leiomyomata. PATIENT(S)(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze clinicopathologic patterns of early ovarian carcinoma. DESIGN Retrospective chart and histopathology review. SETTING Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York and the Centre Jean Perrin, Clermont Ferrand, France. PATIENT(S) Seventy-six consecutive cases of Fédération Internationale de Gynécologie et d'Obstétrique stage I ovarian(More)
BACKGROUND It is rare for a benign or malignant neoplasm to develop in a neovagina. CASE This is the first report of a squamous papilloma with hyperpigmentation which developed in the neovagina 12 years after a McIndoe procedure was done with a split-thickness skin graft from the patient's buttock. The patient had congenital absence of the vagina and(More)