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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate treatment efficacy and patient acceptability of a new bipolar probe used during office hysteroscopic treatment of benign intrauterine pathologies. METHODS In this observational clinical study, 501 women were treated for benign intrauterine pathologies using an office hysteroscopic procedure, without(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine obstetric variables associated with the long-term prevalence of flatal and/or fecal incontinence among women who sustained obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS). METHODS In a retrospective study of women who gave birth between January 1974 and December 1983 at the University Women's Hospital, Tuebingen, Germany, women with OASIS(More)
AIM To compare different classification systems in a cohort of stillbirths undergoing a comprehensive workup; to establish whether a particular classification system is most suitable and useful in determining cause of death, purporting the lowest percentage of unexplained death. METHODS Cases of stillbirth at gestational age 22-41 weeks occurring at the(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective was to investigate the importance of previous obstetric history for termination of pregnancy in the second-trimester with gemeprost alone. STUDY DESIGN A consecutive series of 423 mid-trimester inductions of abortion at our teaching hospital was reviewed. Termination of pregnancy was carried out with 1mg of vaginal gemeprost every(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate the benefits of adopting 3 simple "diagnostic criteria" in the differential diagnosis between septate and bicornuate uteri, and the relative treatment by hysteroscopy in an office setting. DESIGN Prospective clinical study (Canadian Task Force classification III). SETTING University-affiliated hospital. PATIENTS Two(More)
The indications for hysteroscopic procedures in gynecologic practice are ample and clearly charted: hysteroscopy is considered the gold standard not only for visualizing the cervical canal and the uterine cavity, but also for treating many different kinds of benign pathologies localized to that region. This article summarizes the authors' experience with(More)
BACKGROUND Apoptosis may operate the 'selection' between follicles destined for atresia and follicles that will remain available for ovulation. The aim of this study is to assess the expression of apoptosis in quiescent follicles. METHODS Ovarian cortex samples from women of reproductive age, fixed in formalin, were used for immunohistochemical and(More)
Office operative hysteroscopy is a recent technique that enables treatment of uterine pathologic disorders in the ambulatory setting using miniaturized hysteroscopes with mechanical or electric instruments. The available international literature from 1990 to 2002 has clearly demonstrated that such technique enables performance of hysteroscopically directed(More)
Herein the authors report the first case of prophylactic bilateral salpingo-ovariectomy (BSO) in single port access laparoscopy (SPAL) with use of diode laser in a patient with BRCA1 mutation. As fimbria could be considered the site of origin for many serous carcinomas in BRCA mutation carriers, many studies are carried out to evaluate the possibility of(More)
Operative laparoscopy is the gold standard in the treatment of endometriotic ovarian cysts. Excisional surgery is the best technique to prevent recurrences and improve symptoms but it may result in ovarian reserve damage due to the removal of healthy ovarian cortex. The aim of this study was to assess the impact on ovarian reserve of the use of dual(More)