Editorial

The real meaning of early cervical cancer management

Loutradis Dimitris

Although cervical cancer is an outstanding paradigm of best practice in population screening, its therapeutic implications still remain a major issue, as they affect young women in their reproductive blooming. Traditionally, the standard treatment for the disease …

Review

Why Radical Trachelectomy and not Radical Hysterectomy for the treatment of early stage cervical cancer?

Nikolaos Thomakos, Sofia-Paraskevi Trachana, Michalis Liontos, Aristotelis Bamias, Alexandros Rodolakis

Cervical cancer is one of the most popular and lethal gynecological cancers worldwide. The standard treatment for early stage cervical cancer is radical hysterectomy combined with bilateral pelvic lymph node assessment. The infertility and the serious complications follow the radical hysterectomy, has lead gynecologic-oncologists to revise radical surgical approaches …

Review

Clinical characteristics and current treatment approach of vaginal primary malignant melanoma

Georgios Androutsopoulos, Georgios Michail, Nikolaos Thanatsis, Charalampos Vitsas, Emmanouil Terzakis, Georgios Decavalas

Vaginal primary malignant melanoma (VPMM) is a very rare clinical entity. Most patients with VPMM usually have no specific symptoms or signs (abnormal vaginal bleeding, abnormal vaginal discharge, palpable vaginal mass and pain). VPMM has a very aggressive clinical behaviour. Moreover, patients with VPMM are usually diagnosed at advanced stage disease …

Original Article

Economic parameters associated with the management of female urinary incontinence in the Greek population

Karachalios Charalampos, Bakas Panagiotis, Grigoriadis Charalampos, Liapis Ilias, Liapis Aggelos

Introduction: Urinary incontinence (UI) generates great expenses for individuals and societies. The aim of this study was to analyze the economic burden of UI in the Greek female population and the National Health System (NHS) as well. Material and Methods: Participants completed a special questionnaire by personal interview. The study group consisted of 2,000 women between 20 and 80 years …

Short Communication

Polycystic ovary-like abnormalities and Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms as potential biomarkers for controlled ovarian stimulation outcome; A novel approach

Theofanakis Charalampos, Anagnostou Elli, Mavrogianni Despoina, Besharat Alexandros, Loutradis Dimitrios

Polycystic ovary – like (PCO-L) abnormalities is a condition characterized by normally menstruating cycles, sporadic anovulation and no known infertility. These women usually present with hyperandrogenism, without polycystic ovarian morphology. With the present study, we attempted to evaluate the role of single nucleotide polymorphisms of FSH …

Case Report

Trisomy 16 and Tracheo-oesophageal fistula

Bompoula Maria- Sotiria, Besharat Alexandros, Pampanos Andreas, Theodora Mariana, Daskalakis George, Pappa Kalliopi

We report a case of a 40-year-old woman, diagnosed in the first trimester screening with confined placental mosaicism. The result of chorionic villus sampling was trisomy 16 and sequent amniocentesis revealed a normal male karyotype (46XY). Further examinations during pregnancy showed intrauterine growth restriction in the absence …