Emanuela Spagnolo

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AIM To analyze pelvic dysfunctions, quality of life, and survival after nerve-sparing radical hysterectomy (NSRH) compared to classical radical hysterectomy (RH) for cervical cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS All cervical cancer patients undergoing a RH or a NSRH were evaluated for pelvic dysfunctions and filled in a quality-of-life questionnaire. RESULTS A(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic segmental resection as a treatment for intestinal endometriosis can be supported by favorable clinical outcomes, but carries a high risk of major complications. The purpose of this study is to evaluate histopathological patterns of colorectal endometriosis and investigate potential relationships between histological findings and(More)
AIM Chlamydia (C.) trachomatis infection is the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD) among sexually active adolescents and young adults in Europe. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of C. trachomatis among sexually active women in Piedmont, Italy and the correlation between some risk factors and C. trachomatis infection. (More)
OBJECTIVE This study estimates the incidence of vaginal cuff dehiscence resulting from different approaches to hysterectomy. STUDY DESIGN This multicentric study was carried out retrospectively. We retrospectively analyzed 8635 patients; 37% underwent abdominal hysterectomy, 31.2% vaginal hysterectomy, and 31.8% laparoscopic hysterectomy. All the(More)
STUDY QUESTION In women with deeply infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) what is the prevalence of involvement of endometriotic tissue and fibrosis in ureteral endometriosis (UE), as assessed by histological staining? SUMMARY ANSWER In women with DIE, ureteral involvement is more often due to endometriotic tissue rather than fibrosis. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To quantify in adolescents the prevalence of dysmenorrhea and other symptoms found to be suggestive of future diagnosis of endometriosis, in particular their impact on monthly absenteeism from school/work, activity impairment, and sexual life and to quantify the awareness of endometriosis in adolescents. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. (More)
AIM The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence in the Turin area of the pathogens most implicated in pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), with particular regard to which risk factors the population taken into consideration is exposed to. METHODS From January 1st 1997 to December 31(st) 2001, 13809 women, aged between 14-54, all subjects being(More)
It is imperative to have evidence-based guidelines for cesarean delivery. The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the effectiveness of a cephalad-caudad compared to transverse blunt expansion of the uterine incision to reduce blood loss in women who underwent low-segment transverse cesarean delivery. We therefore performed a systematic search in(More)