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OBJECTIVE To describe the incidence of retroperitoneal pelvic or paraaortic lymph node metastasis in patients with primary and recurrent ovarian granulosa cell tumors. METHODS At Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, we conducted a retrospective chart review of all patients with ovarian granulosa cell tumors managed as inpatients from January 1991 to(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to evaluate the outcomes and feasibility associated with delivering sequential chemotherapy and radiation in advanced stage endometrial cancer. METHODS We conducted a retrospective analysis of patients treated at the University of Minnesota with sequential chemotherapy and radiation for advanced stage endometrial cancer from 1999 to(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to determine the integrity of flat square knots. STUDY DESIGN Three sutures were used in both 0 and 2-0 suture gauges: poliglecaprone 25 (Monocryl), polyglactin 910 (Vicryl), and silk. For each, flat square knots were tied with either 3 or 5 throws. Knots were tested to failure. The major outcome measured was the(More)
Subpubic cartilaginous cysts were initially described in 1996 with few reports to date. We describe a 62-year-old woman with a history of breast cancer who presented with a painful, fixed, vulvar mass. MRI revealed an 18 × 10 × 12 mm3 mass extending from the anterior portion of the symphysis pubis without bony involvement. Excision was performed.(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to evaluate the feasibility and tolerability of hyperthermic intraperitoneal carboplatin (HIPEC-carboplatin) following secondary cytoreduction for recurrent, platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer. METHODS In a single institution prospective, pilot study, ten patients underwent secondary cytoreductive surgery followed by HIPEC-carboplatin at(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the safety and efficacy of laparoscopic staging of ovarian or fallopian tube cancers to staging via laparotomy for epithelial ovarian carcinoma. STUDY DESIGN We performed a case-control study of all patients with apparent stage I adnexal cancers who had laparoscopic staging from October 2000 to March 2003. The control group consisted(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the ability of whole-body [(18)F]fluoro-2-deoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) scan to detect recurrent cervical carcinoma in both symptomatic and asymptomatic women. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the records of 44 women previously treated for cervical cancer who underwent 47 posttreatment(More)
OBJECTIVE The study was undertaken to test the integrity of nonidentical sliding knots made with 3 throws compared with those made with 6 throws with monofilament and braided absorbable suture. STUDY DESIGN The 3 throw nonidentical sliding knot was compared with the 6 throw nonidentical sliding knot in 4 different suture groups. The groups were 0-0(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine feasibility and efficacy of administering docetaxel and carboplatin chemotherapy followed by pelvic radiotherapy and then consolidation chemotherapy in patients with advanced or recurrent endometrial cancer. METHODS Patients with surgically staged III-IV (excluding IIIA from positive cytology alone) endometrial cancer or biopsy(More)
OBJECTIVE The study was performed to test the knot integrity of parallel and nonidentical sliding knots with the use of monofilament suture. STUDY DESIGN We investigated the proportion of parallel sliding knots that become untied compared with nonidentical sliding knots in four different monofilament suture configurations: group A, 6 throws, 0-0 gauge;(More)