Learn 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)
A 28-year-old woman with severe right lower abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding at 7 weeks' (+/- 2 days') gestation was seen in the emergency room of our institution. The pregnancy was the result of natural conception after ovarian stimulation with gonadotropins. Transvaginal sonography revealed five intrauterine gestational sacs containing five live(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Visual examination of the uterine cavity and contextual operative facilities have provided the gynecologist with the perfect 'diagnostic' tool, making it possible to examine the cavity and biopsy suspected areas under direct visualization. RECENT FINDINGS The approach used to insert the scope, together with the diameter of the(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The main aim in investigating post-menopausal women is to exclude endometrial cancer. The purpose of this review is to define up-to-date clinical guidelines for the management of all post-menopausal women (asymptomatic as well as symptomatic). RECENT FINDINGS Thanks to improvements in both the technology and the technique, hysteroscopy(More)
AIM Laparoscopic treatment of early-stage endometrial cancer is the gold standard to reduce perioperative morbidity. Obesity is a well-known risk factor for endometrial cancer and anesthesiological and surgical complications. The authors' aim was to examine the effect of body mass index (BMI) on perioperative parameters and complications in(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the safety and the effectiveness of a novel hysteroscopic technique for the Office Preparation of Partially Intramural Myomas (OPPIuM), to facilitate the subsequent, already scheduled, resectoscopic myomectomy. DESIGN Pilot study. SETTING University of Bari, Naples and Foggia. PATIENTS Fifty-nine fertile women (age 27-48 years)(More)
BACKGROUND There are some works reporting that the measurement of the symphysis-fundal height (SFH) of a full-term uterus is a simple method for estimating the fetal weight. AIM Evaluating the goodness of distance between the symphysis and uterine fundus in predicting both low-weight fetuses and high-weight fetuses, comparing it with the third quarter(More)
Aim of this work is to provide a detailed comparison of clinical-pathologic features between well-differentiated and poorly differentiated tumors according to their BRAF and RASSF1A status. We analyzed RASSF1A methylation by MSP and BRAF mutation by LCRT-PCR with LightMix® kit BRAF V600E in neoplastic thyroid tissues. Immunohistochemical evaluation of(More)
INTRODUCTION We report a case of leiomyomatosis peritonealis disseminata (LPD) arising 10 years after a laparoscopic myomectomy that was associated with ascites and lymph nodes enlargement. PRESENTATION OF CASE The patient presented with small uterine fibroids with a dominant posterior intramural fibroid measuring 9cm in diameter and normal Doppler.(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)