[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Epithelial ovarian carcinoma rarely metastasizes to the parenchyma of the stomach. A 55-years-old woman presented with epigastric pain and a feeling of fullness for one month. A subsequent contrast-enhanced CT scan demonstrated a 4.5x4 cm submucosal mass with focal ulceration in the gastric antrum, and this finding was suggestive of GIST. After gastric antrectomy, the final pathology showed metastatic gastric tumor from a primary ovarian serous carcinoma. Because epithelial ovarian carcinoma is usually spread along the peritoneal surface, stomach involvement is rare. Furthermore, transmural gastric metastasis is very rare in a patient with primary ovarian carcinoma. Until now, there has been no reported case of stomach involvement at presentation in a patient with primary ovarian carcinoma. We present here a case of ovarian carcinoma with gastric metastasis that mimicked GIST.
Cancer Research and Treatment 07/2008; 40(2):93-6. · 1.96 Impact Factor
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Although congenital renal tumors are rare, congenital mesoblastic nephroma (CMN) is the most common renal tumor in early infancy. It is non-metastatic, well differentiated, amenable to surgical removal, and carries a good prognosis. Polyhydramnios has been detected in most of the published cases of CMN. However, we experienced a rare case of fetal CMN associated with oligohydramnios. A 28-yr old woman at 34 weeks of gestation was referred to our hospital for oligohydramnios and a fetal abdominal mass. An ultrasonography revealed a huge, well-encapsulated mass arising from the right kidney. An emergency cesarean section was performed due to fetal distress. After birth, despite intensive neonatal care, the baby died because of renal failure, disseminated intravascular coagulopathy, pulmonary edema, together with other problems.
Journal of Korean Medical Science 05/2007; 22(2):357-61. · 1.25 Impact Factor
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: It is well known that human papillomavirus (HPV) is the main cause of cervical neoplasia, and hydrogen peroxide-producing lactobacilli are the most important microorganisms for maintaining the balance of the vaginal ecosystem. The purpose of our study was to investigate the relationship of hydrogen peroxide-producing lactobacilli, cervical neoplasia and high-risk HPV.
We enrolled 1138 women with abnormal cervical smears or cervicograms who were referred to the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Chonnam National University Medical School. In all of them, 1,138 vaginal swabs were collected for the qualitative assay of hydrogen peroxide producing lactobacilli and 150 cervical swabs were used for the HPV hybrid capture II test without regard to the subjects' pregnancy status. In the non-pregnant women, 880 cervical biopsies and/or loop electrosurgical excision procedures were performed for making the histological diagnosis.
There was no significant difference not only between the distribution of H(2)O(2) producing lactobacilli and the cervical histology, but also between the distribution of H(2)O(2) producing lactobacilli and the positivity for high-risk HPV.
Both cervical neoplasia and high-risk HPV may not be influenced by the existence of hydrogen peroxide producing lactobacilli in the vagina.
Cancer Research and Treatment 04/2006; 38(2):108-11. · 1.96 Impact Factor
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Our purpose was to investigate lipid peroxide levels, total peroxyl radical-trapping anti-oxidative parameter (TRAP) values, and anti-oxidant vitamin levels in umbilical venous plasma and placental tissues, and to evaluate their roles in the pathophysiology of pre-eclampsia.
Samples of umbilical venous plasma and placental tissue homogenates were obtained from 23 normal and 18 pre-eclamptic women at between 33 and 40 weeks' gestation. The enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay method was used to assay alpha-tumor necrosis factor (TNF-alpha), and lipid peroxide levels were measured by thiobarbituric acid reaction. The TRAP values were measured using the modified Wayner's method. Ascorbic acid, retinol alpha-tocopherol and gamma-tocopherol were measured by high performance liquid chromatography.
Levels of TNF-alpha in placental tissue homogenates of women with pre-eclampsia were significantly higher than those of women with normal pregnancy (21.4 +/- 3.39 v. 10.3 +/- 1.06 pg/mL, P < 0.05). Lipid peroxide levels in umbilical venous plasma and placental tissue homogenates of women with pre-eclampsia were significantly higher than those of women with normal pregnancy (10.3 +/- 1.1 v. 5.85 +/- 0.53, P < 0.01, 5.14 +/- 0.40 v. 3.99 +/- 0.33 nmol/mg protein, P < 0.05, respectively). The TRAP values in umbilical venous plasma and placental tissue homogenates of women with pre-eclampsia were significantly lower than those of women with normal pregnancy (0.39 +/- 0.02 v. 0.45 +/- 0.02, P < 0.05, 0.27 +/- 0.02 v. 0.34 +/- 0.03 mM, P < 0.05, respectively). Ascorbic acid levels in umbilical venous plasma and placental tissue homogenates of women with pre-eclampsia were significantly lower than those of women with normal pregnancy (325.4 +/- 50.4 v. 543 +/- 73.8, P < 0.05, 219.0 +/- 21.0 v. 333.3 +/- 32.6 nmol/mL, P < 0.05, respectively).
The above results suggest that increased oxidative stress in the placenta is involved in the pathophysiology of pre-eclampsia, and ascorbic acid may act as an important preventative factor in the development of pre-eclampsia.
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research 03/2006; 32(1):32-41. · 0.84 Impact Factor
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Malignant transformation of mature cystic teratoma is an uncommon complication. While any of the constituent tissues of a teratoma has the potential to undergo malignant transformation, squamous cell carcinoma is the most commonly associated cancer. We present an unusual case of a postmenopausal woman with synchronous mucinous adenocarcinoma and strumal carcinoid tumor from one of two ovarian mature cystic teratomas (one in each ovary) with synchronous cervical cancer. We suggest that malignant transformation of mature cystic teratoma and synchronous cervical cancer be treated by hysterectomy, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy.
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research 03/2003; 29(1):28-32. · 0.84 Impact Factor