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Lipomas of the vulva are rare benign tumors that consist of mature fat cells often interspersed with strands of fibrous connective tissue. They arise from the vulvar fatty pads and present as soft, multilobulated subcutaneous neoplasms. Histological examination reveals a thin capsule surrounding a lobular proliferation of lipocytes. Liposarcomas of the(More)
INTRODUCTION Residents traditionally acquire surgical skills through on-the-job training. Minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques present additional demands to master complex surgical procedures in a remote 2-dimensional venue. We examined the effectiveness of a brief warm-up laparoscopic simulation toward improving operative proficiency. METHODS Using(More)
To determine the relationship between human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and cervical neoplasia, the characteristics of invasive and preinvasive cervical disease in 114 patients of known HIV status were assessed. Seven of thirty-seven patients (19%) under age 50 with invasive cervical carcinoma were HIV-positive, including a 16-year-old with stage(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection on the rate of recurrence of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) after standard ablative therapy, and to correlate the degree of immunosuppression with treatment results. METHODS The clinical courses of 44 HIV-positive women with CIN were compared with those of 125(More)
BACKGROUND The poor survival of young patients with cervical cancer in a low income, disadvantaged community stimulated an investigation of pathologic and behavioral risk factors. METHODS The records of 1173 patients with cervical cancer diagnosed in 1967-1988 were evaluated with respect to age, stage, histology, and presenting symptoms. Histopathologic(More)
We present an original technique to rapidly extract a large uterus during laparoscopic hysterectomy. Manually morcellating the uterus is a safe and effective technique that overcomes the technical difficulties associated with traditional electrical morcellators.
We present 4 cases of endometriosis complicated by massive ascites from our institution and a review of 27 cases from the literature. In most of these patients, the presence of ascites with its related symptoms in association with pelvic masses suggested a neoplastic disease. However, a large proportion of these women had also classical manifestations of(More)
We report a case in which a patient presented with severe right lower abdominal pain associated with nausea and vomiting 3 days after termination of pregnancy. Transvaginal ultrasonography showed a large intramural mass in the anterior aspect of the lower segment of an acutely retroflexed uterus. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging findings(More)
Bilateral ovarian enlargement may reflect benign or malignant processes of the ovary. Benign causes of ovarian enlargement include luteomas, tumors such as mature cystic teratomas, fibrothecomas, cystadenomas and rare conditions including capillary hemangioma and massive edema of the ovaries. Ovarian malignancies include epithelial, stromal and germ-cell(More)