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One hundred and twenty eight patients with cervical carcinoma underwent pretherapy staging laparotomy between the years 1991 and 1994. Adopting a transperitoneal approach nodal dissection was performed from the aortic bifurcation to the level of the renal artery. Specimens were segregated into those inferior to and superior to the origin of the inferior(More)
A study was performed on 176 patients with benign cervical lesions. Human papillomavirus (HPV) structural antigens which were stained with the immunoperoxidase staining were sought for in cervical smears and in cervical tissues excised by the loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP). HPV infection was found in 16.4% of the patients. Furthermore,(More)
An 18-year-old virgin, pubertal girl was treated for abnormal menses and dysmenorrhea. She had no history of trauma, sexual infection, or abuse. Occlusion of the introitus of the vagina had been first diagnosed 10 years earlier. The patient presented with fusion of the labia minora in the midline, posteriorly. Her physical examination, ultrasonographic(More)
A rare metastatic lesion from a gestational trophoblastic neoplasm is presented in a 26-year-old woman. The first symptom and sign was mild pain and a mass in the gingiva. The diagnosis was established by gingival biopsy. The patient was treated with 6 courses of methotrexate, actinomycin D and cyclophosphamide (MAC) and has no evidence of disease 2 years(More)
The prevalence of IgG antibodies to C. trachomatis was determined in 185 infertile women who underwent laparoscopy, and 110 pregnant women with no known infertility problems. In addition, chlamydial antigens were evaluated by EIA in cervical samples taken from all subjects. Subjects with tubal infertility had the highest prevalence of chlamydial antigen and(More)
Plasmapheresis was performed in order to clean the excess of antibodies in two patients in whom previous fetal loss had occurred, due to rhesus disease. A reduction in antibodies titles was obtained in both cases. Both patients were delivered by cesarean section after normal full term pregnancies. The babies were followed for two years and revealed no fetal(More)
In a consanguineous marriage, a woman at 32 weeks' pregnancy presented with intrauterine growth retardation and bilateral renal agenesis. Fraser syndrome (cryptophthalmus syndactyly syndrome) was diagnosed based on cryptophthalmos, atresia of meatus acusticus externus in auricula, syndactyly, hypoplastic larynx, hypoplastic left lung, agenesis of urinary(More)
This study consists of six accurately diagnosed and treated cases of abdominal pregnancy over a 16-year period (1974-1989) in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department of Cukurova University Medical Faculty in Adana. In this study the incidence of abdominal pregnancy we found was 1 per 4,017 births. In two cases whose pregnancies continued until term, living(More)