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Reproducibility of vaginal immobilization balloons overnight for cervical cancer brachytherapy.

J Contemp Brachytherapy 2021 Jun 13;13(3):280-285. Epub 2021 May 13.

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, USA.

Purpose: The use of vaginal immobilization balloons placed into the vagina for immobilization of tandem and ovoid (T+O) applicator during high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy delivery has been used at our institution, and seems to have improved our patient comfort, decreased procedure time, and minimized applicator misplacement. We aimed to show that these balloons, while originally marketed for single-day use, are safe and maintain applicator positioning/dosimetry when left overnight for treatment delivery on sequential days.

Material And Methods: Forty-two paired computed tomography (CT) scans from thirteen patients who underwent T+O HDR treatments on sequential days with vaginal immobilization balloons overnight were retrospectively compared to calculate mean change of balloon volumes and balloon/T+O distance to bony landmarks. Read More

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A prospective study comparing rectal water-contrast transvaginal ultrasonography with sonovaginography for the diagnosis of deep posterior endometriosis.

Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2021 Jun 6. Epub 2021 Jun 6.

Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynecology, IRCCS Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, Genoa, Italy.

Introduction: Preoperative assessment of deep endometriotic (DE) nodules is necessary to inform patients about the possible treatments and provide informed consent in case of surgery. This study aims to investigate the diagnostic performance of rectal water-contrast transvaginal ultrasonography (RWC-TVS) and sonovaginography (SVG) in women with suspicion of posterior DE.

Material And Methods: This prospective comparative study (NCT04296760) enrolled women with clinical suspicion of DE at our institution (Piazza della Vittoria 14 SRL, Genoa, Italy). Read More

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Evaluation of the Pubocervical Fascia with 3-Dimensional Endovaginal Ultrasonography and Correlation with Intraoperative Findings during Robotic Sacrocervicopexy.

Urology 2021 Jun 3. Epub 2021 Jun 3.

Department of Surgery, Division of Urology and Gynecology, Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital, Vero Beach, FL, USA; Florida State University College of Medicine, Fort Pierce Campus, FL, USA.

Objectives: To evaluate the pubocervical fascia (PF) in patients with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) using 3-dimensonal endovaginal ultrasonography (EVUS) and to correlate the PF appearance with both pelvic examination and intraoperative findings during ultrasonographic robotic-assisted laparoscopic sacrocervicopexy and pubocervical fascia reconstruction (u-RALS-PFR).

Methods: A retrospective analysis was performed in 120 women with symptomatic POP. Preoperative evaluation was done using EVUS. Read More

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Transverse vaginal septum managed by simple flap surgery technique: A case report.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2021 May 20;83:105990. Epub 2021 May 20.

Department of Anatomic Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia/Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Background: Transverse Vaginal Septum (TVS) is a rare congenital abnormality, classified as the Mullerian duct anomaly development. TVS incidence range from 1:2.000 to 1:72. Read More

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Microbiota continuum along the chicken oviduct and its association with host genetics and egg formation.

Poult Sci 2021 Mar 15;100(7):101104. Epub 2021 Mar 15.

National Engineering Laboratory for Animal Breeding and Key Laboratory of Animal Genetics, Breeding and Reproduction, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193, China. Electronic address:

The microbiota of female reproductive tract have attracted considerable attention in recent years due to their effects on host fitness. However, the microbiota throughout the chicken oviduct and its symbiotic relationships with the host have not been well characterized. Here, we characterized the microbial composition of six segments of the reproductive tract, including the infundibulum, magnum, isthmus, uterus, vagina and cloaca, in pedigreed laying hens with phenotypes of egg quality and quantity. Read More

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Abdominal dioctophymosis in a domestic cat from the Peruvian rainforest confirmed morphologically and molecularly.

Parasitol Int 2021 Aug 18;83:102359. Epub 2021 Apr 18.

Laboratorio de Epidemiologia y Economía Veterinaria, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Av. Circunvalación 2800, San Borja. Lima, Peru.

A case of abdominal dioctophymosis in a domestic cat was found in San Juan Bautista district, the Peruvian rainforest, in the Loreto department of Peru. The pet went to a veterinary clinic for a routine ovariohysterectomy during which a large nematode was found in the abdominal cavity. The nematode was morphologically identified as an adult female of Dioctophyme sp. Read More

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A n. sp. (Tylenchina: Aphelenchoididae) found in sp. in China.

J Nematol 2020 3;52. Epub 2020 Sep 3.

Hainan Province Engineering Research Center for Quarantine, Prevention and Control of Exotic Pests, Haikou Customs District, Haikou, Hainan, P. R. China.

During a nematode biodiversity survey in Hainan Province, China, n. sp. was detected in the rhizosphere of sp. Read More

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September 2020

Lateral decubitus position to facilitate pelvic examination of the patient with severe obesity.

BMC Womens Health 2021 04 7;21(1):143. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN, 55902, USA.

Background: Patients with elevated BMI pose a number of challenges for the gynecologist. Pelvic examination may be more difficult due to adiposity in the perineum and labia, increasing the distance between the vulva and cervix. The objective of the current work was to describe use of the lateral decubitus position to improve visualization of the cervix in women with severe obesity. Read More

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A short anogenital distance on MRI is a marker of endometriosis.

Hum Reprod Open 2021 17;2021(1):hoab003. Epub 2021 Feb 17.

Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Tenon University Hospital, Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), Sorbonne University, Paris, France.

Study Question: Could the anogenital distance (AGD) as assessed by MRI (MRI-AGD) be a diagnostic tool for endometriosis?

Summary Answer: A short MRI-AGD is a strong diagnostic marker of endometriosis.

What Is Known Already: A short clinically assessed AGD (C-AGD) is associated with the presence of endometriosis.

Study Design Size Duration: This study is a re-analysis of previously published data from a case-control study. Read More

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February 2021

Testosterone exposure in prenatal life disrupts epithelial nuclear morphology, smooth muscle layer pattern, and FGF10 and Shh expression in prostate.

Life Sci 2021 Apr 9;271:119198. Epub 2021 Feb 9.

Department of Histology, Embryology, and Cell Biology, Federal University of Goiás, Av. Esperança, s/n, Campus Samambaia, Goiânia, Goiás 74690-900, Brazil. Electronic address:

The aim of this study was to evaluate whether high levels of exogenous testosterone (T) interfere in prostate morphogenesis. Pregnant females were exposed to subcutaneous injections of T cypionate (500 μg/animal) at gestational days 20 and 22. Male and female pups were euthanized at postnatal days 1 and 15. Read More

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Redescription of (De Stefani, 1879), a species endemic to the central Apennines, Italy (Gastropoda, Eupulmonata, Hygromiidae) by an integrative molecular and morphological approach.

Zookeys 2020 6;988:17-61. Epub 2020 Nov 6.

Department of Cell Biology, Institute of Experimental Biology, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Uniwersytetu Poznańskiego 6, 61-614 Poznań, Poland Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan Poznań Poland.

Specimens obtained from ten populations of a species from the central Apennines were compared with six molecular lineages of s. l. (CAN-1, CAN-2, CAN-3, CAN-4, CAN-5, CAN-6) and two other species ( and ), treated as outgroup, by molecular (nucleotide sequences of two mitochondrial COI and 16S rDNA as well as two nuclear ITS2 and H3 gene fragments) and morphological (shell and genital anatomy) analysis. Read More

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November 2020

Automatic Segmentation Using Deep Learning to Enable Online Dose Optimization During Adaptive Radiation Therapy of Cervical Cancer.

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2021 Mar 9;109(4):1096-1110. Epub 2020 Nov 9.

Department of Imaging Physics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas; Department of Radiation Physics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.

Purpose: This study investigated deep learning models for automatic segmentation to support the development of daily online dose optimization strategies, eliminating the need for internal target volume expansions and thereby reducing toxicity events of intensity modulated radiation therapy for cervical cancer.

Methods And Materials: The cervix-uterus, vagina, parametrium, bladder, rectum, sigmoid, femoral heads, kidneys, spinal cord, and bowel bag were delineated on 408 computed tomography (CT) scans from patients treated at MD Anderson Cancer Center (n = 214), Polyclinique Bordeaux Nord Aquitaine (n = 30), and enrolled in a Medical Image Computing & Computer Assisted Intervention challenge (n = 3). The data were divided into 255 training, 61 validation, 62 internal test, and 30 external test CT scans. Read More

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EQD2 Analyses of Vaginal Complications in Exclusive Brachytherapy for Postoperative Endometrial Carcinoma.

Cancers (Basel) 2020 Oct 20;12(10). Epub 2020 Oct 20.

Fonaments Clinics Department, University of Barcelona, 08036 Barcelona, Spain.

To evaluate whether EQD2 at 2 cm of the most exposed area of the vagina is related to late vaginal toxicity in postoperative endometrial cancer (PEC) patients (p) treated with exclusive brachytherapy (BT). From 2014 to 2017, 43p were included in this study. BT was administered: 3-fractions of 6Gy in 37p and 2-fractions of 7. Read More

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October 2020

Three years prospective clinical and radiologic follow-up of laparoscopic sacrocolpoperineopexy.

Surg Endosc 2020 Oct 13. Epub 2020 Oct 13.

Gastrointestinal Surgical Department, Infanta Elena Hospital, ctra. Sevilla-Huelva s/n, 21080, Huelva, Spain.

Background: When Rectocele is part of a complex pelvic organ prolapse, a full repair is recommended. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical and radiological results after laparoscopic surgery in patients with symptomatic rectocele and III/IV stage vaginal vault prolapse METHODS: This is a prospective cohort study of women with symptomatic rectoceles and middle compartment prolapse operated on between 2013 and 2015, who underwent a laparoscopic sacrocolpoperineopexy with synthetic Y mesh attached to puborectalis muscles, the anterior and posterior vagina wall and the sacrum. The clinical outcomes measured were symptoms of prolapse, obstructive defecation syndrome and quality of life. Read More

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October 2020

Transvaginal minimally invasive approach: An update on safety from an anatomical, anatomopathological and clinical point of view.

J Gynecol Obstet Hum Reprod 2021 Jan 9;50(1):101941. Epub 2020 Oct 9.

Department of Urology, University Hospital of Toulouse Rangueil, 1 Avenue du Professeur Jean Poulhès, 31400, Toulouse, France; Department of Anatomy, Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III, 133 route de Narbonne, 31400, Toulouse, France.

Introduction: The aim of this work was to analyze the transvaginal approach in minimally invasive surgery in terms of anatomical, histopathological and functional characteristics, to show the safety of this surgical approach.

Methods: Anatomical study was first conducted by dissection on fresh cadavers of adult women in order to measure the distance between the vaginal incision and the ureters, rectum and hypogastric nerves. In parallel, an anatomopathological study detailed and compared the macroscopic and histological characteristics of the anterior and posterior surfaces of vaginal samples obtained from cadavers and patients in the context of a hysterectomy for benign pathology. Read More

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January 2021

Comparison of 2 single incision slings on the vagina in an ovine model.

Am J Obstet Gynecol 2021 01 21;224(1):78.e1-78.e7. Epub 2020 Jul 21.

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Magee Women's Research Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Electronic address:

Background: Stress urinary incontinence carries a significant healthcare burden for women worldwide. Single incision slings are minimally invasive mesh devices designed to treat stress urinary incontinence. For prolapse repair, meshes with higher porosity and lower structural stiffness have been associated with improved outcomes. Read More

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January 2021

Controlled ovarian stimulation and progesterone supplementation affect vaginal and endometrial microbiota in IVF cycles: a pilot study.

J Assist Reprod Genet 2020 Sep 15;37(9):2315-2326. Epub 2020 Jul 15.

Obstetrics and Gynecology 1U, Physiopathology of Reproduction and IVF Unit, Department of Surgical Sciences, Sant Anna Hospital, University of Torino, Via Ventimiglia 1, 10126, Turin, Italy.

Purpose: Does controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) and progesterone (P) luteal supplementation modify the vaginal and endometrial microbiota of women undergoing in vitro fertilization?

Methods: Fifteen women underwent microbiota analysis at two time points: during a mock transfer performed in the luteal phase of the cycle preceding COS, and at the time of fresh embryo transfer (ET). A vaginal swab and the distal extremity of the ET catheter tip were analyzed using next-generation 16SrRNA gene sequencing. Heterogeneity of the bacterial microbiota was assessed according to both the Bray-Curtis similarity index and the Shannon diversity index. Read More

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September 2020

The Fresh Frozen Cadaveric Study of Direct Pouch of Douglas Laparoscopic and Robotic Trocar Insertion for Vaginal Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery.

J Minim Invasive Gynecol 2021 02 12;28(2):320-324. Epub 2020 Jun 12.

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Inova Women's Hospital, Falls Church (all authors); Department of Bioengineering, George Mason University, Fairfax (Drs. Alshiek and Shobeiri), Virginia. Electronic address:

Study Objective: To determine the distances and angles that assure a safe entry into the pouch of Douglas (POD) during blind laparoscopic and robotic trocar entry.

Design: Trocars were inserted into the POD of 4 intact fresh frozen female pelves. Cadaveric dissection was performed, and the distance from the POD to the sacrum at rest and with maximal pressure to POD with the trocar was measured. Read More

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February 2021

Development of an indigenous low-cost multichannel cylinder applicator for vaginal tumors.

Brachytherapy 2020 Sep - Oct;19(5):674-678. Epub 2020 Jun 12.

Department of Radiation Therapy, Basavatarakam Indo American Cancer Hospital and Research Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to report our experience regarding the development of a low-cost multichannel vaginal cylinder applicator for superficial and recurrent vaginal tumors.

Methods And Materials: The applicator mold was created by applying heated wax sheets in layers around a plastic tube. Interstitial stainless-steel needles were placed at equal distance around the mold surface to create multiple channels for treatment. Read More

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A new nematode species, sp. nov. (Chromadorida: Chromadoridae) from the hull of a research vessel, New Zealand.

Daniel Leduc

PeerJ 2020 26;8:e9233. Epub 2020 May 26.

National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Wellington, New Zealand.

is a globally distributed, largely marine nematode genus frequently found on a variety of organisms, including macro- and microalgae and crustaceans, as well as artificial substrates such as settlement plates and ship hulls. Here, sp. nov. Read More

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Morphological and molecular characterization of () (Aphelenchoididae; Ektaphelenchinae) from Iran, with morphological and taxonomic observations on some species.

J Nematol 2020 ;52:1-12

Department of Plant Pathology , Faculty of Agriculture , Tarbiat Modares University , Tehran , Iran.

, the type species of the genus , was recovered from wood and bark samples of a dead broadleaf forest tree collected from the forests of Golestan province in north of Iran. The recovered population is mainly characterized by massive wide spicules of males with well-developed condylus marked by indentations at the apex and simple distal tip. It was further characterized by 756 to 947 μm long females having a cephalic region slightly separated from the rest body by a shallow depression, 20 to 23 μm stylet with wide lumen lacking conophore and knobs, excretory pore (E pore) at about one metacorpus length behind it, or 92 to 106 μm from anterior end and hemizonid just posterior to it, vagina anteriorly inclined, post uterine sac (PUS) ca 1. Read More

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January 2020

Characterization of Perineum Elasticity and Pubic Bone-Perineal Critical Distance with a Novel Tactile Probe: Results of an Intraobserver Reproducibility Study.

Open J Obstet Gynecol 2020 Apr;10(4):493-503

Advanced Tactile Imaging, Inc., Trenton, NJ, USA.

Background: Tactile imaging provides biomechanical mapping of soft tissues. Objective biomechanical and anatomical assessment of critical structures within the vagina and pelvis may allow development and validation of a clinical tool that could assist with clinical decisions regarding obstetrical procedures and mode of delivery. Objective: To assess intraobserver reproducibility of measurements of perineal elasticity and pubic bone-perineal critical distance with a novel tactile probe in pregnant women. Read More

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Characterization of Vaginal Microbiota Associated with Pregnancy Outcomes of Artificial Insemination in Dairy Cows.

J Microbiol Biotechnol 2020 Jun;30(6):804-810

Farm Animal Genetic Resources Exploration and Innovation Key Laboratory of Sichuan Province, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu, P.R. China.

The profitability of the dairy and beef industries is largely affected by the actually achieved reproductive efficiency. Although a large proportion of cows worldwide are bred by artificial insemination (AI) services, many potential factors affecting the outcome of pregnancy by AI remain to be addressed. In the present study, we investigated the vaginal microbiota by high-throughput sequencing of 16S rRNA gene and analyzed their association with differential pregnancy outcomes (, pregnant vs. Read More

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Hypothetical roadmap towards endometriosis: prenatal endocrine-disrupting chemical pollutant exposure, anogenital distance, gut-genital microbiota and subclinical infections.

Hum Reprod Update 2020 02;26(2):214-246

Servicio de Ginecología y Obstetricia, Hospital Clínico Universitario Reina Sofía, CARM, Murcia, Spain.

Background: Endometriosis is a gynaecological hormone-dependent disorder that is defined by histological lesions generated by the growth of endometrial-like tissue out of the uterus cavity, most commonly engrafted within the peritoneal cavity, although these lesions can also be located in distant organs. Endometriosis affects ~10% of women of reproductive age, frequently producing severe and, sometimes, incapacitating symptoms, including chronic pelvic pain, dysmenorrhea and dyspareunia, among others. Furthermore, endometriosis causes infertility in ~30% of affected women. Read More

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February 2020

[Short-term clinical efficacy of robotic radical resection for high rectal cancer with transvaginal specimen extraction].

Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke Za Zhi 2019 Dec;22(12):1124-1130

Department of General Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital, Nanchang University, Nanchang 330006, China.

To explore the short-term clinical efficacy of robotic radical resection for high rectal cancer with transvaginal specimen extraction. A cohort study was carried out. The clinical data of consecutive patients with high rectal cancer who underwent robotic radical resection at the Department of General Surgery of The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University from June 2017 to January 2018 were retrospectively analyzed. Read More

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December 2019

Diagnosis, management, and outcome of obstructed hemivagina and ipsilateral renal agenesis (OHVIRA syndrome): Is there a correlation between MRI findings and outcome?

Clin Imaging 2020 Feb 30;59(2):172-178. Epub 2019 Nov 30.

Istanbul University Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Istanbul, Turkey.

Aim: To review the experience of a single tertiary center with obstructed hemivagina and ipsilateral renal agenesis (OHVIRA syndrome) and evaluate if MRI findings correlate with outcome.

Methods: Patients (n = 32) diagnosed with OHVIRA syndrome between 2001 and 2019 were analyzed. Presenting symptoms, age of menarche, age at operation, MRI findings, management, and outcome were reviewed. Read More

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February 2020

Autologous buccal mucosa graft for primary and secondary reconstruction of vaginal anomalies.

Semin Pediatr Surg 2019 Oct 13;28(5):150843. Epub 2019 Sep 13.

Department of Pediatric Urology, Phoenix Children's Hospital, 1919 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016, USA. Electronic address:

Adult and pediatric urologists, gynecologists, and surgeons are often faced with primary reconstruction of complex congenital defects of the vagina as seen in cloacal anomalies, disorders of sexual development (DSD), and vaginal agenesis as well as with the secondary repair of post-surgical or radiation-induced vaginal stenosis or foreshortening. Many options have been reported and the choice of a particular method is influenced by surgeon experience, regional trends, availability of multidisciplinary teams and many other social and age-related factors. No one option has become the solution for all patients of all ages and anatomical challenges. Read More

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October 2019

[Repair of skin and soft tissue defects of vulva, vagina, and buttock with internal pudendal artery perforator " angel wing" island flaps in six cases].

Zhonghua Shao Shang Za Zhi 2019 Jul;35(7):540-542

Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery, Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture People's Hospital, Dali 671000, China.

From November 2015 to July 2017, six patients with skin and soft tissue defects of vulva, vagina, and buttock after resection of vulvar tumors were hospitalized in our unit. All patients were female, aged 45-70 years. Among them, four patients had bilateral defects, and two patients had unilateral defect. Read More

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Safety and Feasibility of Transanal Endoscopic Surgery for Diffuse Cavernous Hemangioma of the Rectum.

Gastroenterol Res Pract 2019 19;2019:1732340. Epub 2019 Jun 19.

Department of Colorectal Surgery, The Sixth Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.

Purpose: To evaluate the safety and feasibility of transanal endoscopic surgery for diffuse cavernous hemangioma of the rectum (DCHR).

Methods: All DCHR patients who underwent transanal endoscopic surgery in our hospital between January 2014 and June 2018 were reviewed.

Results: A total of 7 patients with a diagnosis of DCHR underwent transanal endoscopic surgery during the study period. Read More

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