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STUDY OBJECTIVE To demonstrate that adenomyosis is a rare cause of dysmenorrhea or chronic pelvic pain (CPP) in the adolescent population that can be identified with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and to report resolution of adenomyosis by MRI after a course of hormonal suppression in 4 adolescents. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Retrospective case(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the referral diagnosis based on prenatal ultrasound to diagnoses made following combined ultrasound (US) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) evaluation at the Texas Children's Fetal Center (TCFC) and postnatal diagnosis. METHODS We performed a retrospective review of patients referred to the TCFC between September 2001 and July 2007(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the incidence, attitudes, and practices of the removal of pubic hair as a body modification. DESIGN A voluntary, anonymous survey was conducted among adolescents and young women 12-20 years of age seen in gynecology clinics in Houston, Texas. RESULTS There were a total of 171 adolescent participants surveyed, of whom 70.4% of(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate the utility of transabdominal ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging in the evaluation of American Society for Reproductive Medicine (†)(ASRM)-classified müllerian anomalies compared to surgical findings in the pediatric and adolescent population. DESIGN Retrospective chart review. SETTING Tertiary academic center. (More)
A way to practice Telemedicine is to access a database capable to assist you in medical procedures (diagnosis, treatment and prognosis), similarly to consult a book or to ask a college. In many countries the lack of specialists and training capabilities demand to practice solo-medicine, that in the case of surgery require robots capable to induce anesthesia(More)
BACKGROUND McCune-Albright syndrome is a rare syndrome, classically defined as the triad of precocious puberty, fibrous dysplasia of bone, and café au lait lesions. Partial or atypical presentations of McCune-Albright syndrome, with only one or two of the classic symptoms, have been described in the literature and remain particularly challenging due to lack(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine whether pathogenic copy number changes (CNCs) can be identified in deoxyribonucleic acid from females with different classes of müllerian anomalies. DESIGN We conducted array-based copy number variant (CNV) analysis using an oligonucleotide array from deoxyribonucleic acid in 12 adolescent females with various müllerian anomalies. (More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE, DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, INTERVENTIONS, AND MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Bleeding disorders (BD) occur in up to 50% of adolescents with heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB). This presents unique challenges to health care providers because of the complexity of treating the condition and such complexity can result in difficulty with patients(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate surgical indications, outcomes, and common pelvic pathologies presenting to the Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology service in premenarcheal (PMF) and menarcheal females (MF) undergoing laparoscopic surgery. DESIGN A retrospective chart review. SETTING An academic children's hospital. PARTICIPANTS(More)