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News from the Johns Hopkins Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
At 26 weeks, the fetuses had a reasonable chance of viability outside the womb, but they were also vulnerable to complications that can arise from prematurity. The only treatment for TAPS is fetal laser surgery to close off and separate the blood vessels—a potentially risky proposition for a triplet pregnancy.Read More
The Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics is experiencing tremendous growth across the tripartite mission of innovative clinical, research and education programs.
Using these techniques can provide a lower risk of complications during procedures, such as bleeding, and an easier recovery, with less pain and bleeding afterward, a lower risk of infection, and an earlier return to normal function.
The team has applied next-generation sequencing and other state-of-the-art technologies to explore the origin, clonal evolution and mechanisms of the metastatic nature of endometriosis.
Johns Hopkins scientists are developing new tools to identify and characterize molecular alterations that occur during the formation and progression of ovarian cancers.
Cancer cells have the ability to cloak themselves in proteins displayed by healthy cells—a type of “identify theft” that keeps them hidden from immune discovery and destruction.
As they made their initial incisions and entered the peritoneal cavity, it was clear that they’d made the right choice. Abundant infectious fluid spilled out of the patient’s abdomen, and necrotic tissue filled her uterus.