María José Martínez-Serrano

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OBJECTIVE Clinical benefit of surgical staging in locally advanced cervical cancer has not yet been proved. The goal of this study was to analyze the prognostic and therapeutic value of laparoscopic para-aortic lymphadenectomy with selective excision of suspicious pelvic nodes in patients with locally advanced cervical cancer. METHODS This is a(More)
OBJECTIVE Current evidence suggests that the presence of tumor-initiating cells (TICs) in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) has a role in chemoresistance and relapse. Surface markers such as CD44(+)/CD24(-), CD117(+), and CD133(+) expression have been reported as potential markers for TICs related to ovarian cancer and tumorigenic cell lines. In this study,(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To compare the accuracy of transvaginal ultrasound (TVUS) with and without bowel preparation (BP) to detect and describe intestinal nodules of deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) with laparoscopic findings. DESIGN A prospective study of paired data (Canadian Task Force classification II.1). SETTING A tertiary university hospital from(More)
OBJECTIVE The prognosis of endometrial cancer depends on the correct surgical staging. In early stages, 18% to 30% rate of positive lymph nodes is reported with a myometrial invasion of 50% or more. According to this, patients with International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stage Ib would benefit from staging lymphadenectomy. Therefore, it is(More)
INTRODUCTION Our objective was to compare the feasibility and safety of surgical procedures to treat gynecological pathologies with intestinal involvement performed by skilled gynecological surgeons and by a multidisciplinary team of gynecologists plus colorectal surgeons. MATERIAL AND METHODS We performed a comparative, observational, prospective study(More)
OBJECTIVE The role of menopausal hormone therapy (HT) on vertebral fracture prevention after treatment discontinuation is controversial. The aim of this study was to assess the incidence of vertebral fracture in a group of women who received HT in early menopause compared with another group who did not receive such treatment after 20 years of follow-up. (More)
OBJECTIVE Epithelioid trophoblastic tumor is a rare gestational trophoblastic neoplasm usually presenting in women of reproductive age, with a history of a prior gestational event. Its presentation in postmenopausal women is extremely rare. Immunohistochemical staining is a helpful aid to distinguish epithelioid trophoblastic tumor from other gestational(More)
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