There is little difference in the effectiveness and safety of laparoendoscopic single-site surgery and conventional laparoscopic surgery for the treatment of gynecological diseases.
Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy
After minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, gum chewing has beneficial effects on bowel motility when used as an adjunct treatment in postoperative care, according to the results of a randomized controlled trial.
This surgical video shows resection of a 3-cm intracavity fibroid using minimally invasive surgical technology. The patient, a 40-year-old woman, presented with a 60-day history of abnormal bleeding.
In patients with an American Fertility Society class V or class VI septate uterus, hysteroscopic metroplasty is associated with a significant improvement in reproductive performance.
This patient presented with 18 months of secondary infertility following a second trimester dilation and extraction.
The use of robotically assisted hysterectomy for women with benign gynecological disease offers little short-term benefit and has significantly greater costs than laparoscopic hysterectomy, according to the results of a large US cohort study.
Hysteroscopic removal of polyps in women with unexplained infertility may increase their chances of becoming pregnant, concludes an intervention review conducted by the Cochrane Menstrual Disorders and Subfertility Group.
Treatment of fibroids with hysteroscopic morcellation has pros and cons. For in-office treatment, the advantages and disadvantages are described here.
Prophylactic dexamethasone decreases the incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting without causing observable adverse effects in patients after laparoscopic gynecological surgery, concludes a new meta-analytic review.
While the cervical stump may serve as a tissue barrier for a patient who has undergone a laparoscopic sacrocervicopexy for organ prolapse, mesh erosion and bacterial infection can still occur.