Shorheh Shahabi

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BACKGROUND Patients with trophoblastic diseases produce ordinary and irregular forms of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG; e.g., nicked hCG, hCG missing the beta-subunit C-terminal segment, hyperglycosylated hCG, and free beta subunit) that are recognized to differing extents by automated immunometric hCG (or hCG beta) assays. This has led to low or(More)
A 66-year-old female presented with a large abdominal mass and accompanying systemic complaints of abdominal pain, constipation. and fever. On exploratory laparotomy, the mass was found to be a moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma of the sigmoid colon with metastasis to the left ovary. A primary colorectal carcinoma that has metastasized to the ovaries(More)
Syringomas are common intraepidermal sweat gland tumors most often found in women around the time of adolescence. Frequent sites of involvement include the lower eyelids and malar areas, however vulvar involvement is relatively rare. These lesions often present as small, multiple, skin-colored-to-yellowish papules and are often associated with increased(More)
A patient presented with deep venous thrombosis and an elevated CA-125 level, but normal pelvic ultrasound and abdominal and pelvic CT scans. Laparoscopy revealed diffuse carcinomatosis and a diagnosis of stage IIIc, poorly differentiated epithelial ovarian carcinoma was made. Laparoscopy may provide an alternative means of diagnosis when conventional(More)
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