Surgical management of pelvic organ prolapse: An update

Athanasios Douskos, Eleni Pitsouni, Themos Grigoriadis, Stavros Athanasiou

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a common condition presenting in up to 50% of women depending on age, parity, body mass index, pelvic floor muscle strength and underlying diseases. The symptomatic POP usually presents at 3-10% of women, when the descent organ is at or beyond the level of hymen. Currently, guidelines for the best surgical treatment …


Burden of iron deficiency anemia in obstetrics

Angelos Daniilidis, Dimitrios Balaouras, Dimitrios Chitzios, Nikolaos Vrachnis, Christiana Zafeirati, Efstratios Asimakopoulos

Worldwide, attention over iron deficiency anemia (IDA) in pregnancy has been recently shifted towards supplementation during pregnancy and ensuring that women, especially adolescents have adequate iron stores prior to conception. Many researchers claim that adolescent or adult women still need supplements during pregnancy in order to avoid IDA, even if iron stores …


Systematic lymphadenectomy or sentinel lymph node dissection in endometrial cancer: A clinical dilemma

Georgios Androutsopoulos, Ioannis C. Kotsopoulos, Porfyrios Korompelis, Georgios Michail, Georgios Adonakis, Georgios Decavalas

Endometrial cancer represents a common malignancy of the female reproductive system and systematic surgical staging is the primary therapeutic approach, as offers many advantages in diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. Pelvic and para-aortic lymphadenectomy remains an integral part of the primary surgical therapeutic approach of endometrial cancer and provides substantial …

Case Report

Heterotopic pregnancy in natural conception. A case report and literature review

Serafeim Pousias, Vasiliki Thanopoulou, Lazaros Pantelidis, Vasileios Koukloumperis, Dimitrios Koutsogiann

Heterotopic pregnancy is defined as the coexistence of intrauterine and ectopic pregnancy, each one of which might be single or multiple. The incidence is approximately 1: 30,000 pregnancies and most of the times the diagnosis is set after the occurrence of symptoms. In the following article is reported the case of a 33-year old patient presented at the emergency room, with acute …


Diagnostic accuracy of the soluble Fms-like tyrosine kinase-1/placental growth factor ratio for preeclampsia with the use of a common cut-off value

Vasilios Pergialiotis, Anastasia Prodromidou, Alexandros Sotiriadis, Nikolaos Papantoniou

Background: To date, predictive markers of preeclampsia have not been established in the field of prenatal care. The Soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1/Platelet Growth Factor (sFlt-1/PlGF) ratio has been extensively studied in the literature and seems to be promising. However, consensus regarding its efficacy is lacking. Objective: The purpose of the present meta-analysis is to evaluate the …