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A critical analysis of the surgical treatment of fibroids compares all available techniques of myomectomy. Different statistical analyses reveal the advantages of the laparoscopic and hysteroscopic approach. Complications can arise from the location of the fibroids. They range from intermittent bleedings to continuous bleedings over several weeks, from(More)
Malignant melanoma of the urethra is a rare tumour that is difficult to diagnose and treat, resulting in a poor prognosis. In this paper, we present the case of a 65-year-old woman who was referred to a gynaecologist because of a urethral mass that mimicked a caruncle. The tumour was removed by local excision, and a pathological analysis revealed a(More)
BACKGROUND Implantation of the zygote outside the uterine cavity occurs in 2% of all pregnancies. The product of conception can be removed safely by laparoscopic surgery and be submitted for histological examination. The rate of ectopic pregnancies has increased from 0.5% in 1970 to 2% today. The prevalence of ectopic pregnancy in all women presenting to an(More)
OBJECTIVES For patients undergoing vulva surgery the quality of life (QoL) is generally accepted as an important outcome parameter in addition to long-term survival, mortality and complication rates. Less radical operative treatment can reduce morbidity and thereby improve quality of life. This study focuses on outcome in terms of QoL in patients comparing(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of the study was to compare the outcome of laparoscopic sacral colpocervicopexy with laparoscopic pectopexy. Our aim was to show that the safety and effectiveness of the new technique is similar to the traditional technique. We expected differences regarding defecation disorders. PATIENTS AND METHODS We randomly assigned patients to(More)
OBJECTIVES Endometriosis is a common gynaecological disease with clinical symptoms such as chronic pain, infertility and intra-abdominal adhesions. Different theories on the pathogenesis of endometriosis and especially its aggressive subtype with infiltrative growth have been discussed. The objective of this study is to evaluate differences in proliferation(More)
EPIDEMIOLOGY Vulvar cancer can be classified into two groups according to predisposing factors: the first type correlates with a HPV infection and occurs mostly in younger patients. The second group is not HPV associated and occurs often in elderly women without neoplastic epithelial disorders. HISTOLOGY Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the most common(More)
Uterine leiomyomas are the most frequent benign tumors of the female genital tract. Fibroids are associated with a variety of clinical problems, e.g. bleeding disorders, bulk-related symptoms or infertility. For women wishing to preserve their uterus, fibroids can be surgically removed by hysteroscopy, laparoscopy or laparotomy. The purpose of our review is(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine interobserver variations in assessing grade and stage of penile squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the pathological features and clinical outcome in 75 patients with SCC of the penis, who were treated in participating urological centres between 1996 and 2005; the assessments of the local(More)