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OBJECTIVE To investigate differentially expressed genes in epithelial and stromal cells of eutopic endometrium from patients with deep endometriosis and women with normal pelvic cavities using laser capture microdissection and complementary DNA microarrays. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING University hospital. PATIENT(S) Patients with deep(More)
Wide inter-individual variation of expression of compound metabolic enzymes is determined by polymorphism and may predispose the development of diseases provoked by environmental factors. The combined analysis of phase II detoxification system genes: arylamine N-acetyltransferase 2 (NAT2), and glutathione S-transferases (GST) M1 and T1 was carried out in(More)
Genital prolapse is a common problem in women. The wide variety of surgical techniques used to treat this problem demonstrate how difficult it is to manage. Laparoscopic surgery offers a new approach. It allows a good view of the anterior and posterior compartments so that a global approach for the prolapse is possible by the same surgical route.(More)
From 1974 to 1984, 321 tubal pregnancies were treated conservatively with laparoscopic techniques. Fifteen cases (4.8%) required a subsequent laparotomy or second laparoscopic procedure because of retained trophoblastic tissue. Of 118 patients desiring subsequent pregnancy, 76 had an intrauterine pregnancy (64.4%) and 26 had a second ectopic pregnancy(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to calculate costs and health-related quality of life of women with endometriosis-associated symptoms treated in referral centres. METHODS A prospective, multi-centre, questionnaire-based survey measured costs and quality of life in ambulatory care and in 12 tertiary care centres in 10 countries. The study enrolled women with a(More)
Laparoscopic management was used for 35 cases of adnexal torsion. Since early diagnosis and treatment are necessary to preserve the adnexa, laparoscopy is the best procedure for diagnosing this rare condition. In 27 cases (77%) conservative treatment was carried out, with only 1 recurrence. Complete laparoscopic treatment was achieved in 27 cases (77%),(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To compare the frequency of complications of total laparoscopic hysterectomy performed in the first and more recent years of our experience, and based on that, offer ways to prevent them. DESIGN Retrospective, comparative study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). SETTING University tertiary referral center for endoscopic surgery.(More)
Twenty-six ectopic pregnancies located strictly within the isthmus were treated surgically using conservative laparoscopic techniques. In each and every case, the Triton monopolar electrode was used to perform salpingostomy which was followed by aspiration of the trophoblast. This therapeutic approach is very reliable since only one failure was observed(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To describe our experience in diagnosing and managing parasitic myomas developing as an unexpected late complication of laparoscopic morcellation. DESIGN Observational study (Canadian Task Force classification II-3). SETTING University hospital. PATIENTS Retrospective chart review of all patients found to have parasitic myomas that(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the value and the immediate and long-term consequences of the laparoscopic diagnosis of adnexal cystic masses. METHODS We studied all patients who underwent laparoscopy for an adnexal cystic mass at the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Medicine of the Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital between January 1980 and(More)