REPRODUCTIVE PATHOPHYSIOLOGY       Janet J. Nelson RN CMA
REVIEW         •   Ectopic pregnancy         •   Ovarian Cysts         •   Dysmenorrhea         •   PID         •   Tubal ...
REVIEW MALE PATHO     •   Inguinal Hernia     •   Cryptorchidism     •   BPH     •   Prostate Cancer
ENDOMETRIOSIS• Endometriosis is the presence of endometrial tissue  outside the uterus on structures such as the ovaries, ...
Endometriosis cont.• Etiology: Unknown. Proposed  mechanisms include migaration of  endometrial tissue up through the  fal...
Endometriosis Prognosis• PX: Fibrous tissue may  cause adhesions and  obstructions of  associated organs e.g.  bladder or ...
TOXIC SHOCK SYNDROME• Toxic shock syndrome is a rare, life-threatening  bacterial infection that has been most often  asso...
TSS continued            • DX: History , PE, and elevated              WBC, liver enzymes & Blood              C&S        ...
CYSTOCELE• Cystocele: is the  downward  displacement of the  urinary bladder• The bladder cannot  empty completely and  re...
UTERINE PROLAPSE• Uterine Prolapse is  downward displacement  of the uterus.• 1ST Degree=cervix drops  into vagina• 2nd De...
Concurrent uterine and rectal prolapse
RECTOCLE• Rectocele: is the  protrusion of the  rectum into the  posterior aspect of  the vagina• Interference with  defec...
Herniation/Prolapse• Etiology: Pelvic floor weakening• S&S: c/o “bulge” & pelvic pressure, stress  incontinence.• DX: Hist...
FIBROCYSTIC BREAST DISEASE• AKA: Mammary dysplasia• Fibrocystic breast disease refers to benign changes in  the tissues of...
BREAST CANCER      • Breast cancer is the most        common cancer among        women in the United        States, other ...
Risk Factors to Breast CA• Gender               •   BCP• Age                  • Hormone Replacement• Genetics             ...
DIAGNOSIS• Mammogram:Age40 &>  annual• Clinical Breast Exam  – <20 optional  – 20-30 Q3y  – 40 &> annual• BSE-monthly• MRI...
Treatment• Lumpectomy vs. Partial Mastectomy   vs. Total Mastectomy vs. Radical              Mastectomy
Surgery with or withoutreconstruction
Other treatments• Radiation                              Brachytherapy uses multiple thin• Brachytherapy               cat...
CERVICAL CANCER• Cervical cancer was once one of the most common  causes of cancer death for American women. The  cervical...
UTERINE CANCER• Most uterine cancers are of the endometrium.• In the majority of cases the woman is postmenopausal  and c/...
OVARIAN CANCER• Cancer of the ovaries is difficult to detect in its early  stage, only about 20 percent of ovarian cancers...
Ovarian Cancer cont.• DX: Pelvic Exam and  pelvic ultrasound• TX: Bilateral oophorectomy  and salpingectomy.  Hysterectomy...
MALE REPRODUCTIVE DISEASES• REVIEW   •   BPH   •   Prostate Cancer   •   CRYPTORCHIDISM   •   HYDROCELE
HYPOSPADIAS & EPISPADIAS• A congenital defect of the male  penis can result in the urethra  located on the superior surfac...
TESTICULAR CANCER• Testicular cancer is the most common form of  cancer in men between the ages of 15 and 34 and is  most ...
Testicular CA• S&S:   –   a painless lump or swelling in a testicle   –   pain or discomfort in a testicle or in the scrot...
Q&A      QUESTIONS?
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Reproductive pathophysiology

  1. 1. REPRODUCTIVE PATHOPHYSIOLOGY Janet J. Nelson RN CMA
  2. 2. REVIEW • Ectopic pregnancy • Ovarian Cysts • Dysmenorrhea • PID • Tubal Ligation • Accessory nipples
  3. 3. REVIEW MALE PATHO • Inguinal Hernia • Cryptorchidism • BPH • Prostate Cancer
  4. 4. ENDOMETRIOSIS• Endometriosis is the presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterus on structures such as the ovaries, ligaments or colon.• This ectopic tissue responds to the hormone variations and will grow, degenerate and shed with bleeding.• But there is no exit for the blood, so the surrounding tissue is irritated and develops into fibrous tissue (leading to adhesions)• The inflammation recurs with each cycle.
  5. 5. Endometriosis cont.• Etiology: Unknown. Proposed mechanisms include migaration of endometrial tissue up through the fallopian tubes into the pertoneal cavity during menstruation.• S&S: Dysmenorrhea, Constant pain and cramping abdomen, & back, dyspareunia.• DX: Laparoscopic exam• TX: Conservative treatment with various hormones is indicated for younger patients.Total hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy may be indicated.
  6. 6. Endometriosis Prognosis• PX: Fibrous tissue may cause adhesions and obstructions of associated organs e.g. bladder or colon.• Fallopian tubes may be blocked or the ovary covered by fibrous tissue.• The uterus may be pulled into a retroverted position. Endometriosis fibrous tissue• Infertility may result. on small intestine
  7. 7. TOXIC SHOCK SYNDROME• Toxic shock syndrome is a rare, life-threatening bacterial infection that has been most often associated with the use of superabsorbent tampons and occasionally with the use of contraceptive sponges. (Septic bacteremia)• Etiology:Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is caused by a toxin produced by certain types of Staphylococcus bacteria. This may because of the length of time a tampon is left inside, or contraceptive sponges. Surgery and skin wounds have also been associated with TSS.It is septic bacteremia• S&S: high fever, rash, skin peeling and shock symptoms
  8. 8. TSS continued • DX: History , PE, and elevated WBC, liver enzymes & Blood C&S • TX: Antibiotics, fluid replacement • PX: Good with treatment. If treatment is delayed, death may result from shock.
  9. 9. CYSTOCELE• Cystocele: is the downward displacement of the urinary bladder• The bladder cannot empty completely and recurrent cystitis is common.
  10. 10. UTERINE PROLAPSE• Uterine Prolapse is downward displacement of the uterus.• 1ST Degree=cervix drops into vagina• 2nd Degree=the body of the uterus lies in the vagina• 3rd Degree=the uterus and cervix protrude through the vaginal os.
  11. 11. Concurrent uterine and rectal prolapse
  12. 12. RECTOCLE• Rectocele: is the protrusion of the rectum into the posterior aspect of the vagina• Interference with defecation and feeling of pressure in the pelvis are common complaints
  13. 13. Herniation/Prolapse• Etiology: Pelvic floor weakening• S&S: c/o “bulge” & pelvic pressure, stress incontinence.• DX: History and exam• TX: Kegels, surgical repair – Marshall-Marchetti-Krantz – Colporrhaphy (anterior) – Posterior repair – A&P repair Bimanual Exam
  14. 14. FIBROCYSTIC BREAST DISEASE• AKA: Mammary dysplasia• Fibrocystic breast disease refers to benign changes in the tissues of the breast, considered normal for most women• The cause is not completely understood• S&S: Dense, irregular and bumpy "cobblestone" consistency in the breast tissue, breast discomfort, premenstrual tenderness and swelling.• DX: Mammograms and aspirations of cysts• TX: Must be aware of importance of SBE & annual mammograms• PX: Women with fibrocystic breast disease do not have an increased cancer risk.
  15. 15. BREAST CANCER • Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer. • For men, the lifetime risk of getting breast cancer is about 1/10th of 1% (1 in 1,000).
  16. 16. Risk Factors to Breast CA• Gender • BCP• Age • Hormone Replacement• Genetics Therapy• BRCA1 AND • Breast feeding BRCA 2 • Alcohol• History • Obesity• Race (White highest) • Physical Activity• Menarche/menopause• Nongravida• Diethylstibestrol Exposure
  17. 17. DIAGNOSIS• Mammogram:Age40 &> annual• Clinical Breast Exam – <20 optional – 20-30 Q3y – 40 &> annual• BSE-monthly• MRI and Mammogram annually withhigh risk
  18. 18. Treatment• Lumpectomy vs. Partial Mastectomy vs. Total Mastectomy vs. Radical Mastectomy
  19. 19. Surgery with or withoutreconstruction
  20. 20. Other treatments• Radiation Brachytherapy uses multiple thin• Brachytherapy catheters inserted directly in and around the tissue that harbored the original cancer.• Chemotherapy• Hormone therapy (Tamoxifen) Prognosis: Generally theearlier the cancer is found the better the prognosis
  21. 21. CERVICAL CANCER• Cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of cancer death for American women. The cervical cancer death rate declined by 74% between 1955 and 1992. The main reason for this change is the increased use of the Pap test.• The most important risk factor is HPV.• S&S: Abnormal vaginal bleeding, abnormal discharge (often with odor) and pain with intercourse.• TX: Surgery (complete hysterectomy =uterus,ovaries and tubes), radiation and/or chemotherapy.• PX: excellent if detected early.
  22. 22. UTERINE CANCER• Most uterine cancers are of the endometrium.• In the majority of cases the woman is postmenopausal and c/o vaginal bleeding.• Risk factors: excessive estrogen (related to medication, oral contraceptives, women who have no children, begin menstruation at a very young age, or enter menopause late in life). Obesity and HTN.• DX: No prophylactic tests are available. Biopsy and transvaginal ultrasound are preformed with symptoms.• TX: Hysterectomy with or without oophorectomy. Radiation before or after surgery.• PX: Good with the 5-year cure rate at around 90%
  23. 23. OVARIAN CANCER• Cancer of the ovaries is difficult to detect in its early stage, only about 20 percent of ovarian cancers are found before tumor growth has spread into adjacent tissues and organs beyond the ovaries. Most of the time, the disease has already advanced before its diagnosed.• Symptoms do not appear until the disease is advance and may include: abdominal pressure, fullness, swelling or bloating,urinary urgency,pelvic discomfort or pain• Etiology: The causes of ovarian cancer remain unknown
  24. 24. Ovarian Cancer cont.• DX: Pelvic Exam and pelvic ultrasound• TX: Bilateral oophorectomy and salpingectomy. Hysterectomy may be needed if lymph glands are involved. Chemotherapy.• PX: Varies if the tumor has metastasized.
  25. 25. MALE REPRODUCTIVE DISEASES• REVIEW • BPH • Prostate Cancer • CRYPTORCHIDISM • HYDROCELE
  26. 26. HYPOSPADIAS & EPISPADIAS• A congenital defect of the male penis can result in the urethra located on the superior surface (epispadias) or the inferior surface (hypospadias).• In females the urethra is located more anterior or posterior.• TX: surgery between toddler and school age. Often the defect is severe enough to require plastic surgery to straighten penis.
  27. 27. TESTICULAR CANCER• Testicular cancer is the most common form of cancer in men between the ages of 15 and 34 and is most common in white men.• Risk factors: – Undescended testicle (cryptorchidism):. – Congenital abnormalities: Men born with abnormalities of the testicles, penis, or kidneys, as well as those with inguinal hernia – History of testicular cancer – Family history of testicular cancer:
  28. 28. Testicular CA• S&S: – a painless lump or swelling in a testicle – pain or discomfort in a testicle or in the scrotum – any enlargement of a testicle or change in the way it feels – a feeling of heaviness in the scrotum – a dull ache in the lower abdomen, back, or groin – a sudden collection of fluid in the scrotum• DX: Exam, US, Biopsy• TX: 95% cure rate if dx early. Orchidectomy, chemo and radiation• PX Good with EARLY treatment…indicating the need for TSE
  29. 29. Q&A QUESTIONS?
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