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OBJECTIVE To investigate the effectiveness of misoprostol given vaginally for cervical priming before hysteroscopy in postmenopausal women. DESIGN Double-blind randomised controlled study. SETTING Regional hospital, Hong Kong. PARTICIPANTS One hundred women with postmenopausal bleeding scheduled for hysteroscopy from October 1998 to September 2001(More)
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE We report a case of a well-differentiated papillary adenocarcinoma arising in an supratentorial enterogenous cyst. The clinicopathological features of this case and a brief review of the literature are presented. CLINICAL PRESENTATION A 45-year-old woman presented with abrupt onset of sensory seizures and abnormal sensation on the(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy of sweeping of membranes beyond 40 weeks of gestation in reducing the incidence of induction of labour, when induction was planned at 42 weeks. DESIGN Prospective randomised controlled trial. SETTING A regional obstetric unit in Hong Kong. POPULATION AND METHODS A total of 120 women with certain gestational age,(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the incidence of nasal hypoplasia among fetuses of southern Chinese women. METHODS This prospective observational study was conducted at Princess Margaret Hospital, Hong Kong. All pregnant women referred for chromosomal studies before 14 weeks were assessed. The crown-rump length, nuchal translucency thickness, and nasal bone were(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to assess the use of transvaginal sonography to detect retained products of conception after first-trimester spontaneous abortion. METHODS All women who arrived at our hospital with spontaneous first-trimester abortions were included in this study and underwent transvaginal sonography. A sonographic diagnosis of(More)
Cutaneous melanoma is rare among Chinese people. The clinicopathologic features and prognostic factors of 63 Hong Kong ethnic Chinese cases were analysed. We found that the mean age of onset was 65.5 years with a female : male ratio of 1 : 1.33. Forty-two (66.7%) patients had their tumours on their feet. More than 50% had the acral lentiginous histologic(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma rarely metastasizes to the brain or orbit. We report 3 clinically manifest examples, one of which occurred in a 13-yr-old boy. In 2 cases the intracranial metastasis was the initial presenting lesion. The 2 cases of brain metastasis both presented with intracerebral hemorrhage. Light microscopic examination of these tumors revealed(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of intrauterine lignocaine as an anaesthetic during endometrial sampling. DESIGN Prospective, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. SETTING Outpatient gynaecological minor operation unit in a public hospital. POPULATION Two hundred premenopausal women scheduled for endometrial sampling because of(More)
Between January 1, 1994 and December 31, 1997 a total of 76 low-risk multiparas of 40 years and older with spontaneous onset of labour were delivered and were compared with 152 younger (25-30 years-old) low-risk multiparas of similar parity in a case-control study. The labour and perinatal outcomes of the 2 groups were compared. The duration of the first(More)
AIMS Neural (N)-cadherin belongs to a group of transmembrane molecules with a crucial role in tissue morphogenesis and maintenance of an epithelioid phenotype and increased N-cadherin expression is implicated in tumour progression and dedifferentiation. The aim was to determine whether evaluation of N-cadherin in pulmonary tumours might assist in(More)