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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Recent studies reported the feasibility of intraoperative lymphatic mapping in women with endometrial cancer but none of these studies compared the sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) detection rates obtainable through laparoscopy or laparotomy. The purpose of this study was to address this issue. METHODS Thirty-four patients with(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Determination of hepatic copper concentration is important in the diagnosis of Wilson's disease. We studied copper distribution in the cirrhotic liver of a patient who died of Wilson's disease. METHODS A liver slice extending from the left to the right lobe was divided into 38 samples. Each sample was analyzed for copper content by Induced(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Determination of hepatic iron concentration is crucial in the evaluation of iron-storage disease. Iron content is normally determined in a part of a needle liver biopsy and the value obtained is considered to be representative of the iron concentration in the whole liver. To evaluate the reliability of this procedure, we studied iron(More)
The influence of gamma-amino-beta-hydroxy butyric acid (GABOB) treatment on pituitary function has been investigated in this study. Different doses (50 x 100 mg) of GABOB were iv injected into three and six normal women, respectively. PRL and GH plasma levels were measured before and after the injection. The treatment with 150 mg GABOB, performed in another(More)
BACKGROUND Nasal lobular capillary hemangioma (LCH) is a benign lesion of unknown etiology that must be included in the differential diagnosis of vascular lesions. Based on a large cohort of LCH patients, we retrospectively analyzed the clinical presentation, histological and radiological findings, and the treatment strategy. METHODS Clinical records of(More)
The diagnosis rate of deep pelvic endometriosis is increasing. Endometrial stromal sarcoma (ESS) is a rare neoplasm. Extragenital ESS is an extremely uncommon event. Very few cases of extragenital ESS have been reported to date. The diagnosis of this entity is very difficult in some instances. Knowledge about its management is also limited. In this paper,(More)
The effectiveness of interferon beta in the treatment of condylomata of the cervico-vaginal tract associated with CINs was evaluated in 25 patients. Human fibroblastic interferon (IFN beta) was administered by intra and perilesional infiltration at a dosage of 3 x 10(6) IU/day for 5 consecutive days the first week and every other day the second. The(More)
This study aimed to describe an unusual case of metachronous isolated inguinal lymph nodes metastasis from sigmoid carcinoma. A 62-year-old man was referred to our department because of an obstructing sigmoid carcinoma. Colonoscopy showed the obstructing lesion at 30 cm from the anal verge and abdominal CT revealed a sigmoid lesion infiltrating the left(More)