Removing specimens transvaginally during laparoscopic resection of adnexal masses is associated with less postoperative pain than transumbilical removal, according to a new study.
A 39 year-old woman presented with urinary frequency and pelvic pressure. On pelvic examination, a large pelvic mass was felt adjacent to the uterus, deep in the pelvis. MRI showed a 12 cm subserosal fibroid adjacent to the right side of the uterus.
No single technique is superior at preventing major vascular or visceral complications during laparoscopic entry, according to a Cochrane review, but certain techniques confer advantages.
Laparoscopy has short-term advantages and seemingly equivalent long-term outcomes as compared with laparotomy for endometrial cancer according to a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Emerging information on the link between ovarian cancer and endometriosis gives us an unprecedented opportunity to develop comprehensive screening plans for early detection and prevention of specific types of ovarian cancer.
Laparoscopy has been shown to be a safe and effective option for many diverse pelvic organ diseases, but how does the procedure fare during pregnancy? Due to the absence of large, comparative studies in pregnancy, there has been no definitive answer to this question. Now, researchers from Korea have found that laparoscopic surgeries can be safely used in women who are pregnant. Their results have been published in The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Although more than 500,000 hysterectomies are performed annually in the U.S. to treat benign pelvic diseases, most outcome studies of the procedure look at clinical factors such as operation time, surgical complications, and hospital stays while ignoring patient satisfaction and quality of life issues. Now, a new study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology has found that patients who receive laparoscopic hysterectomy may fare better than those who receive abdominal hysterectomy.
Pressure is a better indicator of adequate pneumoperitoneum than volume or time before trocar entry in laparoscopic surgery, according to a recent study published in Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology.
How often do patients develop endometriosis following laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy with uterine morcellation? To better understand the resulting rates of endometriosis via laparoscopic versus transvaginal or abdominal hysterectomies, researchers conducted a single center case-control study.
Poor communication is a leading cause of medical errors in this era of collaborative care. Effective communication strategies can help facilitate the continuity of care, prevent errors, and provide a safe environment for the patient.