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The histological relationships between fibrotic tissue, endometriotic foci and nerves in the rectovaginal septum endometriotic or adenomyotic nodule were studied. This is considered to be one of the most severe forms of deep endometriosis. Masson's trichrome staining for fibrosis detection and immunohistochemistry with the S100 monoclonal antibody for nerve(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of laparoscopic resection of endometriotic nodules in the rectovaginal pouch of Douglas on women's pain symptoms, analgesic intake, work absenteeism, work difficulties, and some elements of sex life. DESIGN Observational study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). SETTING Gynecology department at a university(More)
The developmental mechanisms through which the cerebral cortex increased in size and complexity during primate evolution are essentially unknown. To uncover genetic networks active in the developing cerebral cortex, we combined three-dimensional reconstruction of human fetal brains at midgestation and whole genome expression profiling. This novel approach(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about the mode and the extent of infiltration of endometriotic lesions in the large bowel. METHODS In 31 patients undergoing large bowel resection for severe deep-infiltrating endometriosis of the sigmoid and rectum with severe digestive symptoms, we performed a prospective morphological, histological and immunohistological(More)
Deep infiltrating endometriosis (deeper than 5 mm under the peritoneum) often takes the form of a nodular lesion (or 'adenomyotic nodule') consisting of smooth muscles and fibrosis with active glands and scanty stroma. Thus, among endometriotic lesions, a certain distinction is drawn between musculo-glandular lesions and glandular lesions composed of(More)
Cervix intraepithelial neoplasia grade III (CIN III) is an intraepithelial proliferative process with different levels of severity depending on both the extension of the proliferation in the epithelium and the presence of cellular atypia. Human papillomavirus (HPV) has been clearly associated with such lesions. The results of a preliminary study are(More)
In-vitro fertilization (IVF) and ovarian stimulation are frequently performed in patients with endometriosis. Although endometriosis is a hormone-dependent disease, the rate of IVF complications related to endometriosis is low. We report four cases of severe digestive complications due to the rapid growth of sigmoid endometriosis under ovarian stimulation.(More)
OBJECTIVES The study evaluated the conflicting results of the role of human papillomavirus (HPV) in the development of bladder carcinoma. METHODS We analyzed the frequency of HPV types 6, 11, 16, 18, and 33 by using polymerase chain reaction on formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded specimens, from 75 cases of transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the bladder.(More)
Small renal tumors are increasingly diagnosed and are frequently treated by nephron-sparing surgery. Tumors can be ablated by radiofrequency (RF) energy, which allows the operator to create very localized necrotic lesions. Radiofrequency interstitial tumor ablation (RITA) has been used in human kidneys in an ex vivo experiment to assess the necrotic lesions(More)