Most People Don’t Understand the Genetic Risks for Breast Cancer
The publicity surrounding Angelina Jolie's preventive mastectomy was a missed opportunity to educate the public about the true risks of BRCA gene mutation.
AAGL 2013: Risk of Morcellating Abnormal Uterine Pathology “Considerable”
New research exposes a need for preoperative screening of even low-risk women undergoing robotic sacrocolpopexy, particularly those with risk factors such as obesity or diabetes.
AAGL 2013: Hysteroscopic Chromopertubation for Assessing Tubal Patency?
Chromopertubation is typically performed laparoscopically. However, hysteroscopic chromopertubation may spare patients from multiple procedures. But is it accurate?
AAGL 2013: Single-Port Surgery Feasible, Safe for Many Gynecologic Cancer Patients
The surgical outcomes of single port pelvic surgeries (SiPPS) for a variety of gynecologic oncology indications are similar to those of traditional laparoscopic techniques.
AAGL 2013: Don’t Rule Out Cavity Abnormality Even After Normal Ultrasound
Fourteen percent of infertile patients have uterine cavity abnormalities despite normal ultrasound examination findings, research shows.
AAGL 2013: Laparoscopy Is Feasible for Ruptured Ectopic Pregnancy, Massive Hemoperitoneum
Laparoscopy for ruptured ectopic pregnancy and massive intra-abdominal bleeding was associated with shorter operative time and less intraoperative blood loss than laparotomy.
AAGL 2013: Surgical Volume Affects Risk of Lower Urinary Tract Injury, Evidence Suggests
Surgeons who perform a high volume of hysterectomies each year are less likely to injure the lower urinary tract during surgery.
Bariatric Surgery Affects Fetal Growth, Linked to Preterm Birth
Babies born to women who have undergone bariatric surgery for weight loss were more likely to be premature and to be small for gestational age.
AAGL 2013: In-Office Treatment of Septate Uterus with Bipolar Electrode Improves Fertility
Outpatient hysteroscopic metroplasty with bipolar electrode is an effective treatment in patients with infertility related to septate uterus.
AAGL 2013: Maintaining Surgical Proficiency Is Just as Important as Achieving It
Data show that maintaining surgical proficiency results in better outcomes for laparoscopic hysterectomy. The magic number for maintenance: 20 procedures a year.