Huann-Cheng Horng

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PURPOSE Most comparisons between uterine leiomyoma and uterine leiomyosarcoma have been based on postoperative pathological or molecular analyses. Very few reports have investigated preoperative differentiation between uterine leiomyoma and uterine leiomyosarcoma. METHODS Between January 1990 and December 2003, 42 consecutive patients with uterine(More)
Adenomyosis of the uterus is defined as the presence of endometrial tissue, including glands and stroma, situated at least 2.5 mm below the endometrial-myometrial junction and widely distributed within the myometrium layer of the uterus. There is no consensus on the appropriate treatment for symptomatic uterine adenomyosis in women who want to preserve(More)
OBJECTIVE The treatment of women with mixed urinary incontinence still poses a great challenge. This study evaluated surgical outcomes of combined trans-obturator tension-free vaginal tape (TVT-O) and modified Ingelman-Sundberg (IS) procedure for the treatment of mixed urinary incontinence. METHODS A randomized controlled trial was conducted. Ninety-six(More)
Dear Editor, We read with interest the report by Hazewinkel and colleagues on prophylactic vesical instillations of chondroitin sulfate in acute radiation cystitis in patients undergoing radiotherapy for gynecological malignancies [1]. The authors pioneered the use of prophylactic vesical instillations with a 0.2% chondroitin sulfate solution and attempted(More)
BACKGROUND Ovarian adult-type granulosa cell tumors (GCTs) are characterized as low-malignant and late-recurrent ovarian tumors. Although some clinical and pathological prognostic factors have been reported, other factors have yet to be sufficiently investigated for necessary confirmation. The aim of this study was to test the correlation between clinical(More)
Primary fallopian tube carcinoma (PFTC) is a rare gynecological malignancy with the following characteristics: its preoperative diagnosis is easy to miss or delay because of a lack of specific symptoms and signs; it is difficult to distinguish from serous epithelial ovarian cancer or primary peritoneal serous carcinoma during or even after operation because(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the efficacy and acceptability of the Port-A-Cath (PAC) insertion method with (conventional group as II) and without (modified group as I) the aid of intraoperative fluoroscopy or other localizing devices. METHODS A total of 158 women with various kinds of gynecological cancers warranting PAC insertion (n = 86 in group I and n = 72(More)
OBJECTIVE On the basis of outcome data from concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) for locally advanced cervical squamous cell carcinoma, the authors developed a nomogram for predicting survival outcome. STUDY DESIGN Two hundred fifty-one eligible patients with International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stage IIB-IVA squamous cell carcinoma of the(More)
OBJECTIVE Because it has been observed that dysmenorrhea can improve after childbirth, this investigation was intended to quantify the impact of both gestational length and mode of delivery on primary dysmenorrhea. METHODS This is an 8-year prospective observational study. Patients with a history of dysmenorrhea who later gave birth were evaluated for(More)