Ettore Cicinelli

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OBJECTIVE Borderline tumor of the ovary is an epithelial tumor with a low rate of growth and a low potential to invade or metastasize. This review will outline the most recent information regarding the molecular pathogenesis, pathology, fertility and tumor recurrence rate after conservative management of young women with early-stage borderline ovarian(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to evaluate the prevalence of cancer and premalignant lesions in polyps on atrophic endometrium in asymptomatic postmenopausal women to compare these findings with a similar cohort of patients with abnormal uterine bleeding. STUDY DESIGN One thousand one hundred fifty-two asymptomatic and 770 consecutive(More)
STUDY QUESTION What is the prevalence of chronic endometritis (CE) in women with repeated unexplained implantation failure (RIF) at IVF, and how does antibiotic treatment affect the reproductive outcome? SUMMARY ANSWER Chronic endometritis, associated with infection with common bacteria or mycoplasma, is common in women complaining of RIF and antibiotic(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the usefulness of transabdominal sonohysterography in the diagnosis and evaluation of submucous myomas. METHODS Fifty-two premenopausal women hospitalized for hysterectomy for benign gynecologic indications underwent preoperative conventional transvaginal sonography, transabdominal sonohysterography, and hysteroscopy. The results of(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the acceptance and tolerability of the mini-pan-endoscopic approach (transvaginal hydrolaparoscopy [THL] combined with minihysteroscopy) versus hysterosalpingography (HSG) for evaluating tubal patency and the uterine cavity in an outpatient infertility investigation. DESIGN Randomized controlled study. SETTING University hospital.(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the reliability, feasibility, and safety of lens-based minihysteroscopy. DESIGN Retrospective comparative study. SETTING Academic research environment. PATIENT(S) Women with different indications for hysteroscopy. INTERVENTION(S) Six thousand seventeen outpatient diagnostic hysteroscopies with a minihysteroscope (2.7-mm outer(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE Fluid minihysteroscopy is in most cases a painless procedure. However, rarely, severe pain and side effects are reported. The goal of this study was to identify predictive factors of pain at minihysteroscopy. DESIGN Prospective study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). SETTING Academic environment. PATIENTS Five hundred(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To assess acceptability and cardiovascular complications of hysteroscopy performed with minihysteroscopes compared with those performed with conventional hysteroscopes. DESIGN Prospective, randomized clinical trial (Canadian Task Force classification I). SETTING Academic research center. PATIENTS One hundred women with abnormal uterine(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate nitric oxide (NO) production in the two phases of normal menstrual cycle. DESIGN Prospective clinical study. SETTING Normal human volunteers in an academic research environment. PATIENT(S) Fifteen normally cycling women. INTERVENTION(S) Follicle growth monitoring by ultrasound, serum, and plasma sampling in the midfollicular(More)
This study was designed to evaluate the usefulness of the hypo-osmotic swelling (HOS) test in predicting successful conception and the pregnancy outcome in couples in whom men are affected by mild infertility and fertile women are treated with ovulation induction and intrauterine insemination (IUI). We retrospectively analyzed the results obtained from 120(More)