Hellenic Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (HJOG): Inaugural editorial to mark its English-language publication

Vrachnis Nikolaos, Farmakides George, Loufopoulos Aristotelis

It is our great pleasure to be embarking on our term as Editors of the first issue in English of the Hellenic Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (HJOG), to the steady development and improvement of which we are firmly committed. The purpose of this Inaugural editorial is two-fold: first, to set forth our vision for the HJOG; second, to introduce the reader to some of the journal’s novel …


Illuminating Obstetrics and Gynecology via Google Glass: Its potential application

Vrachnis Nikolaos

A quantum leap that zooms the future into the present? Google X’s major new technological advancement, Google Glass, certainly appears to be this and is today ‘the talk of the town’ among the general public but especially among professionals round the globe. Google Glass, or Project Glass, is an augmented reality device resembling a pair of glasses and fitted with a video camera lens …


Placental eicosanoids as endocrine and paracrine mediators during pregnancy

Iliodromiti Zoe, Grigoriadis Charalampos, Stournaras Stamatis, Daniilidis Angelos, Dafopoulos Konstantinos, Vrachnis Nikolaos

Eicosanoids, biologically active molecules possessing a wide range of functions, include prostaglandins, thromboxanes and leukotrienes. During pregnancy, eicosanoids are produced by the chorionic membranes and the decidua as well as by the placenta. The eicosanoids play an important role throughout pregnancy. During implantation, they enable the trophoblast to invade and colonize …


Management of women with cytological glandular lesions of uterine cervix: New literature data

Nikolaou Marinos, Papadimitriou Ifigenia, Michail George, Androutsopoulos George, Adonakis George, Relakis Konstantinos, Decavalas George

The incidence of cervical glandular lesions has significantly increased during the past two decades especially among young women. This rise in registered cases is predominantly attributed to this entity’s rising prevalence as well as recent advances in cytology. Atypical glandular cells identified by secondary cervical screening (Papanicolaou) might actually harbor significant …

Case Report

Microscopic hematuria in the gynecologic and obstetric patient

Lazarou George, Stournaras Stamatios, Nousia Konstantina, Zygouris Dimitrios

Microscopic hematuria is a common finding in urinalysis during gynecological – obstetric control. We present the case of a 58 years old woman with recurrent hematuria in annual gynecological check. The literature review highlights a series of tests that must be carried out to investigate these cases. Medical history and physical examination are the first steps approach to identify …

Case Report

Struma ovarii in combination with increased levels of CA125 and ascites: Case report and review of the literature

Kougioumtsidou Anna, Kougioumtsidou Niki, Athanasopoulou Maria, Pados George, Tarlatzis Vasileios

Ovarian goiter is a rare tumor of the ovary that is characterized by a presence of thyroid tissue in the ovary and occupies more than 50% of the total mass of the tumor. It is accompanied by ascites in the 1/3 of cases. Τhe combination of struma ovarii, ascites and increased levels of CA125 is extremely rare. We report a case of a 77 years old woman with ascites, a big mass …