Editorial

Our vision

Loutradis Dimitris

The new Board of the Directors of the Hellenic Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology welcomes all its members to a new era of vision and progress. We start this new endeavor …

Research

Esthetic considerations in surgical excision of benign breast lesions

Ioannidis Charilaos

Introduction: Benign lesions are a common finding in the female breast. Surgical excision is, usually, the preferred definitive mode of treatment. This, however, often results in formation of unsightly scars and/or distortion of breast shape. Application of certain plastic surgical principles may contribute to the minimization of the aforementioned sequelae …

Review

The role of NK cells and HLA system in preeclampsia

Kalinderis Michail, Kalinderi Kallirhoe, Papanikolaou Alexis

Preeclampsia is a pregnancy – specific syndrome associated with increased maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. The development of preeclampsia occurs in two stages including reduced placental invasion, followed by the activation of endothelial cells and the release of various factors leading to the clinical manifestations of this syndrome. The initial trigger…

Review

A practical guide for managing young women with primary ovarian insufficiency

Drakakis Peter, Tzouma Christina, Dalkalitsis Alexander, Calis Karim, Kalantaridou Sophia

Primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) is a condition characterized by sex-steroid deficiency, amenorrhea, infertility, and elevated gonadotropins in women younger than 40 years of age. Most affected women produce estrogen intermittently and may ovulate despite the presence of high gonadotropin concentrations. POI is a heterogeneous disorder and may occur as a result …

Review

First trimester medical abortion: The several merits of combination mifepristone – misoprostol

Vrachnis Nikolaos, Zygouris Dimitrios, Lolos Markos, Dimitrakaki Alexandra, Salakos Nikolaos

Abortion is a very common procedure among women of reproductive age. Medical abortion is an alternative to surgical evacuation, especially in the early first trimester. Following the introduction of mifepristone, the number of medical abortions has rapidly increased. Mifepristone is used at doses of either 600mg or 200mg in combination with misoprostol and is regarded as a safe…

Case Report

Office hysteroscopy for the diagnosis of endometrial cancer – An interesting case report

Daniilidis Angelos, Panteleris Nikolaos, Stamkopoulou Anthoula, Carcea Fausto, Kogeorgos Stylianos, Besharat Alexander, Asimakopoulos Efstratios

Introduction: Postmenopausal bleeding (PMB) is defined as bleeding from the genital track one year after the cessation of menses. About 1 in 10 women with postmenopausal bleeding will be diagnosed with malignancy. Case presentation: A 62 year old female patient who presented to the gynecological clinic with two incidents of vaginal bleeding in the last 60 days. The gynecological examination …