IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 4 / Issue 1 / pii/1983002

European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJGO) is published by IMR Press from Volume 40 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Original Research

Tracheloscopically directed biopsy of the endocervical canal in stage ІІ adenocarcinomas of the endometrium

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1 Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tufts University School of Medicine, New England Medical Center Hospitals Boston, Massachusetts (USA)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 1983, 4(1), 6–8;
Published: 10 February 1983

Endoscopic inspection of the endocervical canal (tracheloscopy) appears to be a rapid, reliable diagnostic technique to confirm the presence of endometrial neoplasms involving the endocervix found at fractional curettage. A series is presented in which 68% of patients with “positive” endocervical curettage were found to have no involvement of the endocervix by tracheloscopy and biopsy, which was confirmed by subsequent hysterectomy. The technique is discussed, and the use of this procedure in the staging of endometrial malignancies is recommended. 

Uterine neoplasms
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