Aug 21, 2020Open AccessArticle
Introduction: Endometriosis is a common gynaecological condition occurring in 8% - 15% of reproductive age group women. It is defined as the ectopic implantation of functioning endometrium outside the uterus, the commonest site being the pelvis. Scar endometriosis is rare and difficult to diagnose as it can be confused with other surgical conditions. It occurs in 0.1% of women with an abdominal scar. Aim: The aim of this paper is to report a case of scar endometriosis, its diagnosis and its mana...
Jul 20, 2020Open AccessArticle
Exclusive breastfeeding is essential for the newborn’s development. According to the WHO, breastfeeding after childbirth should be initiated within the first 30 minutes to an hour following delivery. Early and adequate breastfeeding practices contribute to the reduction of neonatal morbidity and mortality, but are oftentimes not respected. The objective of this survey was to determine neonatal factors associated with breastfeeding initiation and its adequate practice. We carried out a cross-sect...
Jun 19, 2020Open AccessArticle
Ewing’s sarcoma and peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumour (pPNET) are now regarded as two morphological ends of a spectrum of neoplasms, characterised by a t(11;22) or other related chromosomal translocation involving the EWS gene on chromosome 22 and referred to as Ewing family of tumours (EFTs). They usually originate in bone or soft tissue but rarely arise in the vulva. Extra-skeletal Ewing sarcoma in pregnancy is rare. The current case report presents a case of PNET originating in the ...
May 09, 2020Open AccessArticle
A 45-year-old G8p7 female patient is with no co-morbidities and no history of previous abdominal surgery. The patient visited Damascus University Gynecology and Obstetrics Hospital with complaints of chronic abdominal pain for the last seven months that did not respond to analgesics. The patient also complained about intermittent mild vaginal bleeding that had not stopped after six months of hormonal therapy. The patient underwent CT imaging which reveals numerous calcifications within the abdom...
Apr 29, 2020Open AccessArticle
Obesity in pregnancy is a substantial public health problem with potentially dire consequences on pregnancy outcome for the mother and the neonate. Objective: To determine the prevalence and care of morbidly obese women (BMI > 40 kg/m2) in our obstetric population over one year against standards and criteria set by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) in the Green-top Guideline No. 72 “Care of women with Obesity in pregnancy”. Methods: This was a retrospective longitud...
Mar 06, 2020Open AccessArticle
Schwannoma is typically a benign tumor developed from Schwann cells of peripheral nerve sheath, although malignant cases have been reported . We describe a 30-year-old patient who presented with a large perineal mass, close to the anal sphincter, whose complete excision revealed a perineal shwannoma. We also provide a discussion regarding the clinical, radiological and surgical features of this rare entity.
Feb 26, 2020Open AccessArticle
Primary breast lymphoma (PBL) is considered a rare clinical entity, representing approximately 0.4% to 0.5% of all breast tumors. In this report, we present a case of Primary breast lymphoma in a 19-year-old woman complaining of a lump in the right breast and a nodule in the left breast. Breast imaging pointed towards PBL which was confirmed by the results of immunohistochemistry. The case was eventually diagnosed as non-Hodgkin’s type B lymphoma. The managemen
Feb 17, 2020Open AccessArticle
Syringoma is a benign tumor of the eccrine sweat gland affecting mostly adolescent female. The disease is characterized by multiple small papules. The lower eyelid and cheeks are most commonly affected. Vulvar syringoma is a rare localization. We report a case of a 25-year-old female who presented with a two-year history of pruritic papules on the vulvae. Histological examination revealed a vulvar syringoma. This disease should be included in differential diagn
Apr 28, 2019Open AccessArticle
Objective: The objective of this study is to evaluate the success of Moth-er-to-Child Transmission Prevention (PMTCT) is reducing the morbidity and mortality of newborns related to HIV/AIDS. Materials and Methods: This is a descriptive correlational study whose data collection is done in a transversal way from 01 to 30 June 2017 among HIV-positive women screened and we antiretroviral treatment in the health area targeted by this s
Mar 28, 2019Open AccessArticle
Mammary tuberculosis is a rare case of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. Through this case of primary mammary tuberculosis in a nulligest young patient, we will try to describe the clinical, paraclinical and therapeutic features of this entity.