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Steroid cell tumors of the ovary are rare sex-cord neoplasms which account for less than 0.1% of all ovarian tumors. They have been divided into two subtypes according to their cell of origin as follows: stromal luteoma, and Leydig cell tumors, and a third subtype with lineage unknown is a steroid cell tumor, not otherwise specified (NOS). The clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE Aberrant glycosylation occurs in essentially all types of experimental and human cancers, and many glycosyl epitopes constitute tumor-associated antigens (for example, CA125). Many recent studies have indicated that some, if not all, aberrant glycosylation is a result of altered sialyltransferase (ST) expression; however, there is little known of(More)
BACKGROUND This study attempted to search for the possible mechanism of regrowth of uterine myoma after cessation of gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRHa) therapy. METHODS Five premenopausal women presenting with symptomatic uterine myoma were prospectively studied in this trial. All patients were treated with a subcutaneous injection of(More)
During embryo implantation in species with hemochorial placentation, such as the mouse and human, trophoblast cells of the attached blastocyst penetrate the luminal epithelium of the endometrium before invasion into the endometrial stroma. Signs of apoptosis were demonstrated in luminal endometrial epithelial cells (EEC) adjacent to the trophoblast cells;(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish a different category system based on grouping of the risk factors in patients with cervical smear. METHODS Univariate and multivariate analyses of factors associated with survival time were performed in 443 patients with stage Ib-IIa squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) from 1985 to 1989. RESULTS Univariate analysis showed that(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine the safety and side effects that may be caused by laparoscopic-assisted uterine depletion (LAUD) of submucous myomas. DESIGN Retrospective chart review and follow-up (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). SETTING University-affiliated tertiary referral center. PATIENTS Five hundred twenty women with symptomatic myomas(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of laparoscopic bipolar coagulation of uterine vessels in treating symptomatic fibroids. DESIGN Prospective clinical study. SETTING University-affiliated tertiary referral center. PATIENT(S) Eighty-seven women with symptomatic fibroids warranting surgical treatment and wanting to retain their uteri. INTERVENTION(S)(More)
BACKGROUND Uterine myomas are benign tumors of the uterus, occurring in up to 25% of women of reproductive age. We examined the possible causes for different degrees of volume reduction in patients with uterine myomas who received gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRHa) treatment by investigating the hormone receptors at the end of GnRHa treatment.(More)