Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Cervix


Assessment of radiological prognostic factors in patients with carcinoma cervix treated with concurrent chemoradiation: A clinical study

Manraj Singh Kang; Taranjeet kaur; Gaurav Jaswal; D P Singh; Gagandeep Singh; Khusbu Goyal

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 9, Pages 3001-3006

Aims & Objective: The present study was undertaken for assessing the radiological
prognostic factors in patients with carcinoma cervix treated with concurrent
chemoradiation.
Materials & methods: A total of 40 patients were included. Only those patients were
included which had histological proven diagnosis of carcinoma of cervix. Patients were
within the age range of 19 to 60 years. Complete demographic and clinical details of all the
patients were obtained. Thorough physical examination of all the patients was carried out.
Treatment planned was 3-dimensional conformal radiotherapy with concurrent
chemotherapy followed by radiotherapy and follow-up for 6 months.
Results: Out of 40 patients, 25 patients had NED after 6 months while in 15 patients were
of residual after 6 months. Among the patients with NED, 16 patients had parametrical
extension of less than lateral pelvic wall while disease dimension was more than 6 cm in 17
patients. Hyponephrosis was present in 2 patients. Among the patients with residual, 10
patients had parametrical extension of less than lateral pelvic wall while disease dimension
was more than 6 cm in 15 patients. Hyponephrosis was present in 5 patients.
Conclusion: Patients with higher parametrical extension upto pelvic wall, hydronephrosis
and greater dimension were associated with pelvic failure of disease at follow-up.

A CERVIX DILATION DEVICE USEFUL IN PRESENCE OF MINIMAL RESOURCE SETTINGS

Dr. Arpita Jaiswal; Kushagra Kumar Wanjari; Kajal Roy; Dr. A.V. Bapat; Dr Sandip Khedkar; Dr Punit Fulzele; Dr. Gaurav Mishra

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 1646-1652

Cervical dilators are used to dilate the cervix in an efficient manner. It is done during labor, miscarriages, abortion or for any gynaecological surgery. During gynaecological surgery procedures, it is necessary to open the cervix to get access to the uterus and fallopian tubes and this can be achievable using a dilator. The device is useful as it decreases the risk of cervical injury during surgery. There are a number of cervix dilators used by the Gynaecologists around the world including mechanical dilators, drugs inducing cervical dilation and osmotic dilators. Balloon catheters are used in mechanical dilation while hygroscopic dilators are the osmotic dilators. For drug induces dilation, there are several drugs available in the market. The current paper focuses on the mechanical type of cervix dilators.