Monostotic fibrous dysplasia invading the inferior turbinate: computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging findings
Abstract Endometriosis is characterized by the presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterus. When endometrial implants penetrate more than 5 mm into the peritoneum, the condition is referred to as deep pelvic endometriosis. Although laparoscopy is the gold standard test to establish a diagnosis of deep endometriosis, transvaginal ultrasound represents an alternative that can contribute to detection of the disease, because it is an accessible, low-cost, noninvasive examination that allows preoperative planning in cases requiring surgical treatment. However, in clinical practice, transvaginal ultrasound is still not widely used as the first-line examination in suspected cases of endometriosis. This essay describes the findings of deep endometriosis on transvaginal ultrasound, in order to disseminate knowledge of the utility of the technique for the diagnosis of this disease.Resumo A endometriose é caracterizada pela presença de tecido endometrial fora do útero. Quando os implantes endometriais penetram mais de 5 mm no peritônio, são definidos como endometriose pélvica profunda. O exame padrão ouro para estabelecer seu diagnóstico é a laparoscopia, mas a ultrassonografia transvagina l pode contribuir na detecção da doença, por ser um exame acessível, de menor custo, não invasivo e por possibilitar o planejamento pré-operatório nos casos em que é necess&aacut...
Publication date: Available online 9 December 2019Source: Gynecologic Oncology ReportsAuthor(s): Kumiko Seki, Hiroshi Ishikawa, Rei Hashimoto, Akira Mitsuhashi, Jun-ichiro Ikeda, Makio Shozu
ConclusionsSurgery for diaphragmatic endometriosis can be safely performed using a minimally invasive VATS approach, which is feasible and safe even when more extensive diaphragmatic resections are required, and it allows a lower post-operative pain compared to the open approach. Moreover, uniportal VATS approach guarantees similar outcomes with better cosmetic results.
AbstractEndovaginal sonographic imaging has been shown to reliably identify pelvic endometriosis, but most United States imaging practices do not adequately assess locations and features of endometriosis beyond ovarian endometrioma. In this article, we propose a protocol for sonographer-acquired images and maneuvers to be interpreted subsequently by sonologists (radiologists or gynecologists). The purpose is to impr ove the sensitivity of endovaginal sonography for the detection of endometriosis in imaging practices that involve the non-physician sonographer as part of their workflow.
Objectives The aim of this study was to evaluate the significance of a new imaging sign, the “cloverleaf sign,” in diagnosing deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in concordance to intraoperative findings. Materials and Methods This retrospective study included 103 patients operated during the January 2016 to June 2018 period with preoperative 1.5 T and 3 T MRI, with or without vaginal and rectal gel filling. Magnetic resonance imaging scans were read blinded to intraoperative findings by a specialized gynecologic radiologist and a junior radiologist, and then compare...
ConclusionAs with all human studies, population sampling and study design matter. Heterogeneity of inclusion and diagnostic criteria and selection bias overwhelmingly account for variability in endometriosis prevalence estimated across the literature. Thus, it is difficult to conclude if the lack of observed change in frequency and distributions of endometriosis over the past 30 years is valid.
Publication date: Available online 5 December 2019Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive GynecologyAuthor(s): Jason Abbott, Rosanne Kho
We present a comprehensive review of the prevalence, incidence and stage of endometriosis worldwide as reported over the past 30 years.
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Authors: Çintesun FNİ, Kerimoğlu ÖS, Çintesun E, Nergiz S, Acar H, Çelik Ç Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between KRAS LCS6 mutation and endometrial cancer (EC). The study included 105 patients who had hysterectomy for benign reasons and 99 EC patients. The patients with Type 1 EC were classified according to histological properties, cancer stage, grade, tumour dimension, myometrial invasion (MMI), lymphovascular invasion (LVI), cytology, and number of positive lymph nodes. KRAS LCS6 mutation was examined in blood samples taken from all patients...