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.
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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.
Laparoscopic staging of uterine cancer is associated with only a small increased risk of recurrence, according to a new study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Kevin Giordano, Esq. and John O’Grady, MD, examine two laparoscopic hysterectomies that resulted in occult ureteric injury.Is it possible that the same event might be considered the standard of practice in one case but not the other?
Is the concept of an “accepted complication”—or the identified limitations of medical science—a shield to malpractice claims? Kevin Giordano, Esq. and John O’Grady, MD, explore liability risks of diagnostic laparoscopy.
Endometriosis affects as many as 6% of the general population. While some women with endometriosis remain asymptomatic, many women experience dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, non-cyclical pelvic pain, and subfertility. Now, new research indicates that patients with endometriosis are also more likely to develop inflammatory bowel disease.
William Parker, MD discusses the use of MRI in diagnosing and managing uterine fibroids. Dr. Parker's upcoming Clinical Opinion article, “The utility of MRI for the surgical treatment of women with uterine fibroid tumors”, will be published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2012.
Is single incision surgery worth the increased cost, learning curve and operative time? Is it more advantageous than a standard laparoscopy?