Sérgio Augusto Triginelli

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OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to compare the use of bipolar vessel sealing system (BVSS) with conventional suture ligature in vaginal hysterectomy (VH) on a non-prolapsed uterus. STUDY DESIGN Women referred for VH for uterine myoma were randomized to BVSS (n=45) or conventional suture ligature VH (n=45). Exclusion criteria were uterine prolapse and(More)
PURPOSE This study was undertaken to evaluate clinical and pathologic findings that predicted pelvic lymph node metastasis and parametrial and vaginal involvement in patients with stage IB carcinoma of the cervix. METHODS 71 patients with diagnosis of stage IB (FIGO) cervical cancer were prospectively studied from December 1997 to August 2002. The(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of sentinel lymph node (SLN) identification using radioisotopic lymphatic mapping with technetium-99 m-labeled phytate in patients undergoing radical hysterectomy with pelvic lymphadenectomy for treatment of early cervical cancer. METHODS Between July 2001 and February 2003, 56 patients(More)
CONTEXT Total inhibin is the sum of precursors, subunits, and mature molecules of inhibin, which the normal ovary nearly stops to produce after menopause, whereas ovarian tumors still release. OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether the serum concentration of total inhibin has the sensitivity/specificity characteristics to become a(More)
BACKGROUND Cisplatin-based chemoradiation (CRT) is the standard treatment for patients with locally advanced cervical cancer. Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is frequently overexpressed in cervical cancer, and EGFR inhibition itself has antitumor effects and potentiates CRT. Results of a previous phase 1 trial of the EGFR inhibitor erlotinib(More)
PURPOSE This study was undertaken to evaluate the use of pubovaginal sling for the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence in patients with intrinsic sphincteric deficiency and patients with urethral hypermobility. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty-two patients aging 22 to 73 years-old (mean = 49.6) with a median parity of 4.1 (range 0 - 14) who(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken in order to evaluate histopathological and immunohistochemical (cytokeratins AE1/AE3) characteristics of parametrial invasion in patients with early stage cervical cancer. STUDY DESIGN Thirty patients with stage IB squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the cervix submitted to radical hysterectomy from November 2001 to(More)
This study was undertaken to evaluate the telomerase activity both in the tumor and in the vaginal margins of radical hysterectomy in patients with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the cervix. Thirty-three patients with SCC of the cervix (study group) and 13 patients with uterine myoma (control group) were prospectively studied. Tissue samples were taken(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was undertaken to evaluate the expression of p53, Ki-67, and CD31 both in the tumor and in the vaginal margins of radical hysterectomy in patients with stage IB squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix, as an attempt to use these proteins as possible markers for residual tumor in cervical cancer. METHODS Thirty patients with stage IB(More)
Purpose: To compare short-term results of autologous pubovaginal sling and synthetic transobturator (TOT) SAFYRE sling in the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Methods: Twenty women referred for surgical treatment of SUI were assigned randomly to autologous pubovaginal sling or synthetic TOT sling. Inclusion criteria were primary(More)