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This retrospective study of 100 cases of primary carcinoma of the vagina treated at Magee-Women's Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh from 1962 to 1992 analyzes disease and treatment-related prognostic factors and treatment results. Fifty percent of patients had previous hysterectomies prior to the diagnosis of vaginal cancer. The tumor was limited to(More)
BACKGROUND Vaginal evisceration is a rare event, often associated with previous vaginal surgery in postmenopausal women. To date, 57 cases have been described in the world literature since 1901. STUDY DESIGN We report three cases of vaginal evisceration and review risk factors and management described in the current literature. RESULTS Of 60 reported(More)
Five cases of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the Bartholin gland, a rare vulvar tumor, are reviewed with respect to clinical and pathological characteristics. Histologic transition from normal Bartholin gland to adenoid cystic carcinoma was evident in two cases. Two patients developed the tumor in association with pregnancy. Local recurrences are common and(More)
Bladder dysfunction is a common occurrence following radical hysterectomy. We studied bladder function prospectively in 10 patients before and after radical hysterectomy. Results suggest that the hypertonic phase observed immediately postoperatively is the result of an increase in myogenic tonicity of the detrusor muscle secondary to the trauma of operation(More)
Twenty-six women with advanced or recurrent endometrial cancer were treated with cisplatin at a dose of 50, 70, or 100 mg/m2 every 4 weeks. An objective response was obtained in 11 of 26 patients (42%), with 10 partial responses and 1 complete response. The median duration of remission was 5 months, with a range of 2 to 11 months. The complete response(More)
The surgical tissues and clinical records of 54 surgically treated patients with microinvasive carcinoma of the cervix were retrospectively analyzed. Utilizing a definition that limited microinvasion to a depth of 3 mm, and excluded lymphatic and blood vascular involvement, the incidence of regional metastases in 37 patients for whom lymph nodes were(More)
BACKGROUND Extraovarian müllerian adenocarcinoma (EOM) resembles primary ovarian carcinoma (POC) both histologically and clinically, yet little is known regarding the molecular genetic characteristics of this entity. The objective of this study was to compare the expression of three molecular markers of tumor behavior in EOMs and POCs. METHODS Forty-four(More)
The prevalence of gestational trophoblastic tumors varies widely among different populations: it is lowest in whites (3 to 6/100,000) and highest in Chinese (68 to 202/100,000). This observation suggests that the origin of the disease is different in the two populations. To test this hypothesis, we examined couples in whom the woman developed a gestational(More)
Cytosol receptors for progesterone were assayed in human endometrial tissue during the proliferative and secretory phases of the menstrual cycle and in the hyperplastic and carcinomatous endometrium. The assays were performed utilizing a technique involving prior treatment of the cytosol extract with dextran-coated charcoal to remove endogenous(More)
During the period from January 1, 1945, through December 31, 1975, 446 patients with Stage I infiltrative carcinoma of the cervix (exclusive of microinvasion) were evaluated at the University of Michigan Medical Center. Four different study groups with treatment comparisons between radical hysterectomy with pelvic lymph node dissection and full-course(More)