The latest devices and gadgetry for minimally invasive gynecological surgery were featured in the exhibit hall at the 42nd AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology held just outside of Washington, DC, November 10-14, 2013.
This video demonstrates a case in which an intrauterine device (IUD) IUD was trapped--not in the uterine cavity and not outside the uterine wall, but within the muscle of the uterus. It was extracted under laparoscopic guidance.
This patient had severe adhesions of the bladder and uterus following an extensive abdominal myomectomy. The bladder injury was recognized at the time of hysterectomy. A two layer closure is demonstrated using laparoscopic intracorporeal knot tying techniques.
In Part 3, the speakers address the question: Is there a place for robot-assisted laparoscopy? They also discuss the benefits that should not be ignored and what role robot-assisted laparoscopy might play in clinical practice in the future.