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BACKGROUND It is well known that basaloid squamous call carcinoma (BSCC) is more aggressive than the usual form of squamous cell carcinoma. However, current information about the prognostic significance of basaloid squamous cell carcinoma in the larynx is sparse. We investigated p63, p53 and Ki67 in BSCC of the larynx. METHODS In a retrospective study(More)
BACKGROUND Utero-cutaneous fistula (UCF) is an extremely rare entity and only a few case reports have been published. Most UCFs develop secondary to post-partum or postoperative complications. CASE REPORT A 42 year-old woman began to complain from bleeding and malodorous discharge through her abdominal incision scar. The fistula tract with a thickness of(More)
BACKGROUND Adrenomedullin (AM) is a pluripotent peptide first discovered from human pheochromocytoma. AM expression has been shown in various cancer types including endometrium cancer. Bcl-2 is an antiapoptotic protein which might be regulated by AM in hypoxic conditions. The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of AM and Bcl-2 expressions(More)
OBJECTIVE In developed nations, surgery, especially gynecologic procedures, is the major cause of vesicovaginal fistulas (VVFs). We retrospectively evaluated our treatment modalities for VVF repair caused by a gynecologic surgery, and discussed the reasons of selecting certain surgical techniques and their outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS We compared the(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the relation between SUVmax, hypoxia inducible factor 1α (HIF-1α), angiogenetic factor adrenomedullin (AM) and antiapoptotic factor Bcl-2 in endometrial cancer. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Thirthy eight patients who were diagnosed after a preoperative endometrial biopsy with endometrium cancer underwent pre-operative positron emission(More)
The findings and the role of fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)F-FDG PET/CT) for the diagnosis of ovarian granulosa cell tumor (OG) are described. We present the pre-operative findings of (18)F-FDG PET/CT scan of a case of OG concurrent with endometrium cancer and endometrial hyperplasia, which revealed a(More)
Cornual pregnancies carry a greater maternal mortality risk than ampullary ectopic pregnancies and they may cause significant hemorrhage. A woman aged 36 years with a six-week history of amenorrhea, slight vaginal bleeding, and low abdominal pain of three days duration presented to our clinic. A diagnosis of right cornual ectopic pregnancy was made using(More)
Vesicocutaneous fistulas are very rare pathologies in the urinary tract. We present the second case of a vesicocutaneus fistula after cesarean section, and discuss strategies for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of this exceptional complication. A woman with a vesicocutaneous fistula after cesarean delivery was admitted and diagnostic tests including(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of our study is to assess the risk factors for medical treatment failure and to predict the patients who will require the surgical therapy as well as to predict the factors affecting treatment success. MATERIAL AND METHODS This was a cross-sectional study including 76 women with tubo-ovarian abscesses (TOA) who were either conservatively(More)
Fetal goiter is an uncommon, serious problem during pregnancy. Careful routine antenatal ultrasound screening can find out an intrauterine fetal goiter. Fetal goiter has an incidence of 1:40000 live births (1). 80% of cases are caused by dysgenesis of the thyroid gland. The rest 5% and 15% are due to hypothalamohypophyseal abnormalities and(More)