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BACKGROUND Ovarian cancer, the leading cause of gynecologic cancer deaths, is usually diagnosed in advanced stages. Prognosis relates to stage at diagnosis and sensitivity to platinum based chemotherapy. We aimed to assess the expression of microRNAs in ovarian tumors and identify microRNA expression patterns that are associated with outcome, response to(More)
Primary Burkitt's lymphoma of the ovary is extremely rare. We report the case of a 39-year-old woman who presented with a 1-month history complaints of night sweats, abdominal pain and dyspnea. Physical examination demonstrated pleural effusions, ascites and an abdominal mass. Imaging showed enlargement of both ovaries extending to the surrounding tissue.(More)
AIMS To assess the rate of parametrial involvement in a large cohort of patients who underwent radical hysterectomy for cervical cancer and to suggest an algorithm for the triage of patients to simple hysterectomy or simple trachelectomy. METHODS Multicenter retrospective study of patients with cervical cancer stage I through IIA who underwent radical(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to determine the impact of malignant pleural effusions on survival in patients with optimally debulked, advanced epithelial ovarian carcinoma. METHODS The authors conducted a retrospective review of all patients with advanced epithelial ovarian carcinoma who underwent optimal primary cytoreduction at their(More)
OBJECTIVE Placental shelves are believed to represent circumvallate placentae. It is thought that circumvallate placenta may be associated with adverse perinatal outcome when present at delivery. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence, persistence and significance of placental shelves detected in the early second trimester. METHODS In(More)
Many women suffering from lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) symptoms. However, only a fraction actually seeks medical advice shortly after the onset of these symptoms. In this study, we sought to evaluate and compare the delay in seeking medical help in this patient population. A prospective cohort study was performed among(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate potential risk factors at admission for failed single-dose methotrexate injection in women with ectopic pregnancy. METHODS File review of a tertiary medical center in Israel yielded 102 consecutive patients with ectopic pregnancy initially treated with single-dose methotrexate. Overall successful treatment was defined as(More)
OBJECTIVE Sentinel lymph node (SLN) mapping has emerged as a viable option for the treatment of patients with endometrial cancer. We report our initial experience with SLN mapping algorithm, and examine the factors predicting successful SLN mapping. METHODS We analyzed all data recorded in our institute on robotic blue-dye SLN detection mapping from the(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of isolated aortic nodal metastasis in clinical stages I and II endometrial cancer is generally low. Nevertheless, para-aortic nodes are still assessed during staging procedures, which include hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (BSO), and pelvic and para-aortic lymph node sampling up to the level of the inferior(More)
OBJECTIVES Adnexal torsion is usually diagnosed in pre-menopausal women and is less common in post-menopausal patients. The risk of malignancy in cases of torsion in menopausal patients is not known. We set out to describe our experience with adnexal torsion in post-menopausal women and to discuss issues related to management in this situation. METHODS A(More)