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Abdominal radical trachelectomy as fertility-sparing management for early stages of cervical cancer: Our experience in 18 cases.

Exp Ther Med 2021 Jul 23;22(1):674. Epub 2021 Apr 23.

First Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic, 'George Emil Palade' University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science and Technology, 540136 Târgu Mures, Romania.

The aim of this study was to present our experience of 18 cases of abdominal radical trachelectomy (ART), including 5 performed during pregnancy, analyzing patient selection, surgical complications, and oncological and obstetrical outcomes. This reproductive study included all early stage cervical cancer patients referred for ART at the 1st Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic of the Emergency Clinical County Hospital Targu Mures, between 2010 and 2020. A total of 19 women were considered for ART, and only 1 case required conversion to radical hysterectomy. Read More

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Development of endometrial cancer after long-term usage of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system.

BMJ Case Rep 2021 May 13;14(5). Epub 2021 May 13.

Pathology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, London, London, UK.

A 52-year-old long-term user of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) presented with vaginal bleeding. Endometrial biopsy was performed and revealed endometrioid adenocarcinoma. The patient had a laparoscopic hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. Read More

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Mimics of malignancy caused by concurrent imperforate hymen and transverse vaginal septum: an instructive case and review of the literature.

J Int Med Res 2021 May;49(5):3000605211014797

Department of Paediatrics, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Centre, Taipei.

The coexistence of imperforate hymen and vaginal septum is rare and their ability to mimic malignant manifestations have not been frequently reported. This current case report describes a 13-year-old girl that presented with cyclic abdominal pain for 6 months. She was found to have a huge mass via abdominal plain film X-ray and sonography, with inexplicably high levels of serum carcinoembryonic antigen, cancer antigen (CA)-19-9 and CA-125. Read More

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Vaginal Closure Before Colpotomy with an Endo-Stapler to Prevent Tumor Spillage in Laparoscopic Surgery for Gynecological Malignancy.

JSLS 2021 Apr-Jun;25(2)

Department of Gynecological Endoscopy, Eva Women's Hospital, Ahmedabad, India.

Background And Objectives: The aim of this study was to define new techniques for performing vaginal closure with endo-staplers to prevent tumor spillage during laparoscopic surgeries for endometrial cancer and early stage cervical cancer.

Methods: Thirteen patients were retrospectively studied for the use of endo-staplers for vaginal closure before colpotomy during laparoscopic surgeries for endometrial cancer and early stage cervical cancer to prevent tumor spillage.

Results: There were no short-term or any long-term complication related to the use of the endo-staplers for colpotomy in the surgeries included in this study. Read More

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The Multi-Course Approach of Photodynamic Therapy to Treat Invasive Cervical Cancer IB2: A Case Report.

Case Rep Oncol 2021 Jan-Apr;14(1):506-519. Epub 2021 Mar 22.

Center for Innovative Medical Technologies "European Clinic", Moscow, Russian Federation.

Cervical cancer is an important problem in women's health and a worldwide oncological disease. In 2018, the WHO registered 569,847 new cases in the world, and 3.4% were in the Russian Federation. Read More

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Bilateral diffuse uveal melanocytic proliferation with multifocal diffuse integumentary melanocytic proliferation paraneoplastic syndrome: A case report.

Australas J Dermatol 2021 May 11. Epub 2021 May 11.

Dermatology Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA.

Bilateral diffuse uveal melanocytic proliferation (B-DUMP) is a rare paraneoplastic syndrome typically presenting with bilateral visual loss. B-DUMP is associated with extraocular systemic malignancies with the most common being lung cancer in males and uro-gynaecological cancer in females (mainly ovarian cancer). Cutaneous and/or mucosal involvement in patients with B-DUMP has been reported but it is not well characterised. Read More

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Genitourinary symptoms in women with breast cancer: what do oncology health professionals think and do about them?

Breast Cancer 2021 May 11. Epub 2021 May 11.

NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW, Australia.

Objectives: We aimed to improve understanding of health professional knowledge and management of genitourinary symptoms (GUS) in women with early breast cancer (EBC).

Methods: A survey was sent to 872 health professionals caring for women with EBC. Questions addressed most common GUS seen, experience treating GUS, and attitudes to treatment options. Read More

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A Rare Case of Early Transformation of Gestational Trophoblastic Neoplasia Following Molar Pregnancy.

Am J Case Rep 2021 May 11;22:e930789. Epub 2021 May 11.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Padjadjaran University - Dr. Hasan Sadikin Hospital, Bandung, Indonesia.

BACKGROUND Gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) encompasses a group of disorders that arise from abnormal growth of trophoblastic tissue. The spectrum of GTD includes 2 major groups: benign and malignant. The benign form is a hydatidiform mole, either complete or partial; the malignant forms, referred to as gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN), consist of invasive moles, choriocarcinomas, placental site trophoblastic tumors, and epithelioid trophoblastic tumors. Read More

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Associations of public water system trihalomethane exposure during pregnancy with spontaneous preterm birth and the cervicovaginal microbial-immune state.

Environ Res 2021 May 6:111288. Epub 2021 May 6.

Maternal and Child Health Research Center, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA; Department of Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. Electronic address:

Background: Water total trihalomethanes (TTHMs) are disinfectant byproducts found in municipal water supplies. TTHM exposure has been linked to cancer and may be associated with adverse reproductive outcomes. A non-optimal cervicovaginal microbiota and low cervicovaginal beta-defensin-2 levels are associated with increased risk of spontaneous preterm birth. Read More

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Barriers to optimal and appropriate use of uterotonics during active labour and for prevention of postpartum haemorrhage in public health care facilities: An exploratory study in five states of India.

Sex Reprod Healthc 2021 Apr 23;29:100624. Epub 2021 Apr 23.

HRRC-NIRRH-FU, Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology, SSG Hospital, Medical College, Vadodara 390001, India.

Objective: The main objective is to understand the practices regarding use of uterotonics during active labour and for prevention of postpartum haemorrhage and the barriers for its optimal and appropriate use at different levels of health facilities in five states of India.

Study Design: Mixed methods approach comprising of cross-sectional observational study of existing practices of uterotonics use during labour and early postpartum period for 1479 vaginal deliveries at 56 facilities. Quantitative data was collected using pre-tested proformas filled by on-site observers and qualitative data was collected by in-depth interviews of 125 maternity care providers of the observed facilities. Read More

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Risk prediction of drug-drug interaction potential of phenytoin and miconazole topical formulations.

Chem Biol Interact 2021 May 4;343:109498. Epub 2021 May 4.

School of Life and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dalian University of Technology, Panjin, 124221, China. Electronic address:

The drug-drug interaction (DDI) risk of phenytoin with several topical formulations of miconazole is still unclear. The present investigation conducted in vitro-in vivo extrapolation to predict the potential risks. Our data indicated that miconazole potently inhibited phenytoin hydroxylation in both pooled human liver microsomes (HLMs) and recombinant cytochrome P450 2C9 (CYP2C9) with the K values of 125 ± 7 nM and 30 ± 2 nM, respectively. Read More

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Organoids of the Female Reproductive Tract: Innovative Tools to Study Desired to Unwelcome Processes.

Front Cell Dev Biol 2021 20;9:661472. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Laboratory of Tissue Plasticity in Health and Disease, Cluster of Stem Cell and Developmental Biology, Department of Development and Regeneration, KU Leuven (University of Leuven), Leuven, Belgium.

The pelviperineal organs of the female reproductive tract form an essential cornerstone of human procreation. The system comprises the ectodermal external genitalia, the Müllerian upper-vaginal, cervical, endometrial and oviductal derivatives, and the endodermal ovaries. Each of these organs presents with a unique course of biological development as well as of malignant degeneration. Read More

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Quantifying procedural pain associated with office gynecologic tract sampling methods.

Gynecol Oncol 2021 May 3. Epub 2021 May 3.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, United States of America. Electronic address:

Objective: Emerging technologies may enable detection of endometrial cancer with methods that are less invasive than standard biopsy methods. This study compares patient pain scores among 3 office gynecologic tract sampling methods and explores their potential determinants.

Methods: A prospective study including 3 sampling methods (tampon, Tao brush (TB), endometrial biopsy (EB)) was conducted between December 2015 and August 2017 and included women ≥45 years of age presenting with abnormal uterine bleeding, postmenopausal bleeding, or thickened endometrial stripe. Read More

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Topical Imiquimod for the Treatment of High-Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions of the Cervix: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Obstet Gynecol 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.

Department of Prevention, the Department of Gynecological Oncology, the Department of Pathology, and the Research and Teaching Institute, Barretos Cancer Hospital, Barretos, São Paulo, Brazil; the Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas; the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre/Santa Casa de Misericordia de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Brazil; and the Teaching Superintendence, A.C. Camargo Cancer Center, São Paulo, Brazil.

Objective: To evaluate the histologic response rate of high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL) of the cervix after topical application of 5% imiquimod cream.

Methods: In this phase II trial, women with cervical HSIL (cervical intraepithelial neoplasia [CIN] 2-3) were randomly assigned to 250 mg of 5% imiquimod cream applied to the cervix weekly for 12 weeks, followed by loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) without preceding treatment. The sample size was calculated based on the HSIL regression rates previously reported by Grimm et al. Read More

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The human memory T cell compartment changes across tissues of the female reproductive tract.

Mucosal Immunol 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Seattle, WA, USA.

Memory CD4 T cells in tissues fulfill numerous functions that are critical for local immune homeostasis and protection against pathogens. Previous studies have highlighted the phenotypic and functional heterogeneity of circulating and tissue-resident memory CD4 T cells across different human tissues such as skin, lung, liver, and colon. Comparatively little is known in regard to memory CD4 T cells across tissues of the female reproductive tract (FRT). Read More

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The combined use of pedicled profunda artery perforator and bilateral gracilis flaps for pelvic reconstruction: A cohort study.

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2021 Mar 30. Epub 2021 Mar 30.

Department of Plastic Surgery, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich, UK; Department of Anatomy, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.

The result of an extra-levator abdominoperineal excision of the rectum (ELAPE) is a composite three-dimensional defect. This is performed for locally advanced anorectal cancer, and may involve partial excision of the vagina. The aim of reconstruction is to achieve wound healing, restore the pelvic floor and to allow micturition and sexual function. Read More

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Transvaginal primary layered repair of postsurgical urethrovaginal fistula.

Int Urogynecol J 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

ASST Monza, Ospedale San Gerardo, via G.B. Pergolesi, 33 20900, Monza, Italy.

Introduction And Hypothesis: Urethrovaginal fistula (UVF) is a rare disorder, which implies the presence of an abnormal communication between the urethra and the vagina.

Methods: Surgical repair options include transurethral, transabdominal and transvaginal procedures, either with or without tissue interposition. The vaginal route is considered a safe and effective option to correct UVF. Read More

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Vaginal mucositis related to immunotherapy in endometrial cancer.

Gynecol Oncol Rep 2021 May 31;36:100742. Epub 2021 Mar 31.

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, United States.

Immunotherapy, specifically immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICPi), has revolutionized our approach to treating all solid tumors, including gynecologic malignancies. Compared to standard chemotherapy, the adverse events associated with immunotherapies, are often mild and localized, although more severe systemic responses can also occur. While dermatitisdermatitis is a most commonly reported side effect of ICPi therapy, cutaneous toxicities have a range of clinical manifestations and can provide a challenge in an otherwise favorable treatment protocol. Read More

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Preliminary clinical outcomes of patients treated with vaginal brachytherapy alone using multi-channel vaginal brachytherapy applicator in operated early-stage endometrial cancer.

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2021 25;26(1):43-49. Epub 2021 Feb 25.

Department of Surgical Oncology, Sri Shankara Cancer Hospital and Research Center, Bangalore, India.

Background: Recommendations for adjuvant treatment for postoperative, early-stage endometrial cancer varies from observation through vaginal brachytherapy alone to pelvic radiation. While observation alone can lead to recurrence, external radiotherapy has increased morbidity. The aim of this study is to show our results with vaginal brachytherapy alone using a multichannel applicator for treatment of early-stage endometrial cancer. Read More

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Clinical Efficacy of Hormonal and Nonhormonal Agents in the Treatment of Vulvovaginal Atrophy.

J Menopausal Med 2021 Apr;27(1):15-23

Department of Biostatistics, Sakarya University School of Medicine, Sakarya, Turkey.

Objectives: Symptomatic local treatment of vaginal atrophy (VA) in menopausal women includes hormonal and nonhormonal preparations. Some women may be reluctant to use vaginal estradiol preparations because of the concern for developing breast cancer and endometrial hyperplasia. Therefore, it is necessary to compare the therapeutic effectiveness of alternative vaginal drugs, such as promestriene, an estrogen agonist, and sodium hyaluronate (NaH), a nonhormonal, water-based agent. Read More

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Updates on Therapeutic Alternatives for Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause: Hormonal and Non-Hormonal Managements.

J Menopausal Med 2021 Apr;27(1):1-7

Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.

Postmenopausal atrophic vaginitis, along with vasomotor symptoms and sleep disorders, is one of the most troublesome symptoms of menopause. However, many women do not manage this symptom properly due to insufficient knowledge of the symptoms or sexual embarrassment. With appropriate treatment, many postmenopausal women can experience relief from discomforts, including burning sensation or dryness of the vagina and dyspareunia. Read More

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The Influence of Perceived Dapivirine Vaginal Ring Effectiveness on Social Disclosure and Ring Adherence.

AIDS Behav 2021 May 3. Epub 2021 May 3.

Women's Global Health Imperative, RTI International, 2150 Shattuck avenue, Berkeley, CA, USA.

We analyzed data from 1428 users of the dapivirine vaginal ring, who participated in the MTN-020/ASPIRE phase III trial and subsequent open-label extension MTN-025/HOPE trial, to examine relationships between perceived ring protection, social disclosures, and self-reported ring adherence. In HOPE, 77% perceived the ring to be highly effective, and this view was associated with speaking: (a) to a greater number of people about the study, (b) with other participants, (c) to more people who were in favor of the ring, and (d) to more people whose opinions were valued. Reported adherence was not directly associated with perceived protection but was associated with disclosing to someone who was in favor of the ring. Read More

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Aggressive Resection of Malignant Paraaortic and Pelvic Tumors Accompanied by Arterial Reconstruction with Synthetic Arterial Graft.

Am J Case Rep 2021 May 1;22:e931569. Epub 2021 May 1.

Department of Surgery, Shiga General Hospital, Moriyama, Shiga, Japan.

BACKGROUND Advanced malignancies in the lower abdomen easily invade the retroperitoneal and pelvic space and often metastasize to the paraaortic and pelvic lymph nodes (LNs), resulting in paraaortic and/or pelvic tumor (PPT). CASE REPORT A total of 7 cases of aggressive malignant PPT resection and orthotopic replacement of the abdominal aorta and/or iliac arteries with synthetic arterial graft (SAG) were experienced during 16 years. We present our experience with aggressive resection of malignant PPTs accompanied by arterial reconstruction with SAG in detail. Read More

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Triaging HPV-positive, cytology-negative cervical cancer screening results with extended HPV genotyping and p16 immunostaining in China.

BMC Infect Dis 2021 Apr 30;21(1):400. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Peking University Shenzhen Hospital, 1120 Lianhua Road, Shenzhen, Guangdong, 518036, P. R. China.

Background: Self-sampling for human papillomavirus (HPV) testing is a feasible option to improve the cervical screening coverage. However, an ideal triage method for HPV-positive self-samples does not yet exist. The aim of this study was to explore the utility of HPV genotyping and p16 immunostaining (p16) in triaging HPV-positive self-samples, focusing on HPV-positive, cytology-negative (HPCN) women. Read More

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Combination of human papillomaviruses L1 and L2 multiepitope constructs protects mice against tumor cells.

Fundam Clin Pharmacol 2021 Apr 30. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Department of Biology, School of Basic Sciences, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

Different types of cancer including cervical (> 90%), anal (~ 88%), vaginal (~ 40%), and penile (~ 40%) cancers are associated with HPV infections. Three prophylactic vaccines (Cervarix, Gardasil, and Gardasil-9) were approved to provide immuno-protection against certain types of HPVs. Currently, next-generation HPV vaccines such as L1/L2-based vaccines are being developed to provide broad-type HPV protection. Read More

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Estrogenic Effects of Extracts and Isolated Compounds from Belowground and Aerial Parts of .

Mar Drugs 2021 Apr 11;19(4). Epub 2021 Apr 11.

College of Korean Medicine, Gachon University, Seongnam 13120, Korea.

Menopause, caused by decreases in estrogen production, results in symptoms such as facial flushing, vaginal atrophy, and osteoporosis. Although hormone replacement therapy is utilized to treat menopausal symptoms, it is associated with a risk of breast cancer development. We aimed to evaluate the estrogenic activities of (SA) and its compounds and identify potential candidates for the treatment of estrogen reduction without the risk of breast cancer. Read More

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Interventions Preventing Vaginitis, Vaginal Atrophy after Brachytherapy or Radiotherapy Due to Malignant Tumors of the Female Reproductive Organs-A Systematic Review.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 Apr 8;18(8). Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Department of Oncology, Poznan University of Medical Science, Szamarzewskiego 82/84 St, 60-569 Poznan, Poland.

Background: Radiotherapy, as a method of treatment of cervical and uterine cancers, may induce severe late-onset vaginal side effects. Unfortunately, little evidence on the management of adverse effects has been presented. This study aimed to evaluate the available interventions which reduce symptoms of vaginitis and vaginal atrophy by improving dyspareunia, mucosal inflammation, vaginal pH and vaginal dryness in women who have undergone brachytherapy or radiotherapy due to uterine or cervical malignancies. Read More

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Pelvic Radiation Therapy Induced Vaginal Stenosis: A Review of Current Modalities and Recent Treatment Advances.

Medicina (Kaunas) 2021 Apr 1;57(4). Epub 2021 Apr 1.

Clinic of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Vilnius University, LT-03101 Vilnius, Lithuania.

Radiation-induced vaginal stenosis (VS) is a common side effect of pelvic radiotherapy (RT). RT-induced VS may have various negative effects on women's quality of life, in particular dyspareunia, decreased vaginal lubrication and difficulties in sexual intercourse. This narrative review provides the aspects of RT-induced VS pathogenesis, incidence, evaluation and associated risk factors. Read More

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Urine HPV in the Context of Genital and Cervical Cancer Screening-An Update of Current Literature.

Cancers (Basel) 2021 Apr 1;13(7). Epub 2021 Apr 1.

Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University Hospital of Larisa, 41334 Larisa, Greece.

Within the previous decades, following the widespread implementation of HPV-related biomarkers and computerization in liquid-based cytology, screening for lower genital tract malignancies has been optimized in several parts of the world. Many organized anogenital cancer prevention systems have reached a point at which efficacy is more a matter of population coverage and less of available infrastructures. Meanwhile, self-sampling modalities in which biologic material (vaginal secretions, urine, etc. Read More

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Menstural function preservation treatment of a primary vaginal clear cell carcinoma with ovarian transposition and vaginal brachytherapy.

Gynecol Oncol Rep 2021 May 8;36:100764. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Athens, Greece.

Early stage vaginal carcinomas are typically treated with radical surgical procedures or radiation therapy. Both modalities impair the reproductive ability of the patients. We hereby report a case of menstrual function preservation in a 24-year-old patient with an early-stage primary vaginal clear cell carcinoma. Read More

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