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Current aspects of gynecological pathology in postmenopause.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3402088     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Between 1982 and 1984 330 women in postmenopause for at least one year were admitted to the First Clinic of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Catania University Medical School, Catania, Italy, with a frequency of 10.04% of gynecological admissions. The most frequent pathologies were metrorrhagia (32.72%; 108 cases) from an atrophic endometrium or glandular hyperplasia of the endometrium, vaginoperineal lacerations with cystorectocoele with or without urinary incontinence (10.90%; 36 cases), cancer (11.21%; 37 cases) and ovarian cystoma (11.21%; 37 cases), uterine prolapse (9.30%; 31 cases), and endometrial polyps (9.09%; 30 cases). Uterine fibromyoma (3.93%; 13 cases) and carcinoma of the portio (3.93%; 13 cases) were among the rare pathologies. Uterine pathologies were the most prevalent (68.78%; 227 cases), followed by ovarian (15.15%; 50 cases), pathology of involving the pelvic and perineal containment (10.90%; 36 cases), vulvar pathology (2.72%; 6 cases), and vaginal pathology (1.51%; 5 cases). Malignant neoplastic pathology was reported in 25.45% of cases (84 cases) consisting only of uterine cancer (47.61%; 40 cases) and ovarian cancer (45.23%; 38 cases). In comparison with the study performed by Cetroni in 1952 one notes a net reduction in the frequency of uterine prolapse (by about three times), and a smaller reduction in cancer of the uterine cervix with a slight increase in cervical polyps, endometrial cancer, and above all in metrorrhagia from atrophic endometrium or glandular hyperplasia of the endometrium.
Authors:
F Pepe; M Panella; G Pepe; P Panella; E La Spina; C Saia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental obstetrics & gynecology     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0390-6663     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1988  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-09-19     Completed Date:  1988-09-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802110     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  80-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Catania University Medical School, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Female
Genital Diseases, Female / epidemiology*
Genital Neoplasms, Female / epidemiology
Humans
Italy
Menopause*
Middle Aged
Uterine Diseases / epidemiology

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