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PURPOSE Mechanisms of immune dysregulation associated with advanced tumors are relatively well understood. Much less is known about the role of immune effectors against cancer precursor lesions. Endometrioid and clear-cell ovarian tumors partly derive from endometriosis, a commonly diagnosed chronic inflammatory disease. We performed here a comprehensive(More)
Studies have shown an increased risk of vaginal cuff dehiscence following total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH). Patient variables associated with dehiscence have not been well described. This study aims to identify factors associated with dehiscence following varying routes of total hysterectomy. This is a retrospective, matched, case-control study of(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare laparoscopic anterior discoid resection (ADR) with low anterior resection (LAR). METHODS This is a retrospective review of a cohort (Canadian Task Force classification II-2) of patients undergoing laparoscopic ADR or LAR at a university hospital. Chart review and telephone questionnaires were conducted to examine long-term outcomes.(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The costs to perform a hysterectomy are widely variable. Our objective was to determine hysterectomy costs by route and whether traditionally open surgeons lower costs when performing laparoscopy versus robotics. METHODS Hysterectomy costs including subcategories were collected from 2011 to 2013. Costs were skewed, so 2(More)
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