Carol E. Trask

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BACKGROUND Papanicolaou smear sensitivity for cervical adenocarcinoma (CVCA) is not well established. Also uncertain are the relative contributions to falsely negative diagnoses of sampling, screening, and interpretive errors. METHODS Papanicolaou smears were identified from all patients at our institutions with biopsy-proven cervical adenocarcinoma from(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was conducted to compare the collection of endocervical specimens by endocervical brush, curette, and a combined curette and brush technique. METHODS Women underwent colposcopy with endocervical curettage using one of 3 collection methods. RESULTS The endocervical brush produced equivalent amounts of tissue and endocervical cells(More)
A 57-year-old woman presented with urinary retention, diarrhea, rectal bleeding, a cystic pelvic mass with thick irregular borders posterior to the vagina displacing the cervix and the bladder, and an intact vaginal mucosa. The patient underwent exploratory laparotomy on the assumption that she had an ovarian neoplasm. The mass originated from the posterior(More)
 Desmoplastic small round cell tumour (DSRCT) is an extremely aggressive neoplasm belonging to the family of ”small round blue cell tumours”, which includes primitive neuroectodermal tumour (PNET), Wilms’ tumour and Ewing’s sarcoma. DSRCT is considered to be a neoplasm derived from a primitive cell. It is immunohistochemically reactive with epithelial,(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare scrape cytology with frozen section in accuracy and time required for preparation and interpretation and assess accuracy and surgical effect of scrape cytology as the only method of intraoperative evaluation of lymph nodes from women with gynecologic cancers. METHODS Between February 1998 and March 1999, 242 lymph nodes removed from(More)
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