Cellular senescence in usual type uterine leiomyoma

10 08 2010

To the Editor:

In an interesting recent contribution to this journal, Laser et al. (1) have presented interesting data on the senescence in uterine fibroids of usual type. A subset of 33/86 fibroids was analyzed for possible correlations between the proliferative index as determined by the percentage of Ki-67 immunopositive cells and the percentage of β‑galactosidase positive cells. Read the rest of this entry »


The impact on ovarian reserve after laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy

9 08 2010

To the Editor:

The importance of ovarian preservation in patients with infertility related endometriosis has long been debated (1). Endometriomas do impair fertility and studies have demonstrated improved IVF outcomes after ovarian cystectomy and treatment of endometriosis in matched controlled studies (2). The article by Tsolakidis et al. (1) deserves praise for several points and also raises some concern, as others may use this information as a guide in the treatment of their patients with endometriomas. Read the rest of this entry »