Review

Clinical characteristics and current therapeutic approach of patients with synchronous primary endometrial and ovarian cancers

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

Synchronous primary endometrial and ovarian cancers are relatively uncommon in general population. Although their pathogenesis still remains unclear, embryologic, hormonal, genetic or other phenomena may be responsible for the development of synchronous primary endometrial and ovarian cancers. The most common symptoms and signs in those patients are: abnormal uterine bleeding …

Case Report

Melanoma metastatic to the breast

Ioannidis Charilaos

Metastatic tumors to the breast are rare. A case of a 49- year old female patient with a fast growing breast lump, that proved to be metastatic melanoma from an earlier treated cutaneous melanoma of the lower extremity, is presented. Treatment suggestions are made considering the dismal prognosis of these patients …

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 …

Breast abscesses

Ioannides C

Breast abscesses are classified into lactational-related and those which are not associated with lactation. They are infrequent, however, they can cause considerable morbidity. The diagnosis is mainly clinical. They are treated with ultrasound assisted aspiration or, occassionally, with incision and drainage. If there is suspicion of malignancy, an incisional biopsy of the abscess …

Liver diseases in pregnancy

Grammatikakis J, Evaggelinakis N, Kassanos D

Acute viral hepatitis is the most common cause of jaundice in pregnancy. Chronic hepatitis B or D infections may be transmitted to the neonate. However, hepatitis B virus transmission is effectively prevented with perinatal hepatitis B vaccination and prophylaxis with hepatitis B immune globulin. Cholelithiasis occurs in 6% of pregnancies. Complications can be safely treated …