Medical News Today: What to know about laparoscopy for infertility

Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure doctors use to diagnose a variety of conditions, including some that can cause infertility. Learn more here.
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CONCLUSION: While evaluating infertile women for tubal disease, culture studies revealed a high prevalence of NTM organisms in the endometrium. In the absence of MTB, gonococci and Chlamydia infection, the presence of NTM organisms suggests the possibility that these organisms may be responsible for tubal damage leading to infertility. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31074566 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: BJOG : An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: BJOG Source Type: research
ConclusionThe presence of a uterine scar defect is usually asymptomatic or refers to postmenstrual spotting with dark red or brown discharge, dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, chronic pelvic pain, infertility or dull sensation following menstruation. Several factors may possibly play a role in isthmocele development such as low uterine incision, deficient suturing technique of the uterine incision, patient-related factors that impair wound healing or increase inflammation or adhesion formation. Different techniques were used as reconstructive therapies of the cesarean scar defect including laparoscopic or robot-assisted laparosco...
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Publication date: May–June 2019Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Volume 26, Issue 4Author(s): Shailesh Puntambekar, Seema Puntambekar, Milind Telang, Pankaj Kulkarni, Shardul Date, Mangesh Panse, Ravindra Sathe, Nikhil Agarkhedkar, Neeta Warty, Sandesh Kade, Manoj Manchekar, Mihir Chitale, Hirav Parekh, Kajal Parikh, Mehul Mehta, Bhushan Kinholkar, Joy Shankar Jana, Avinash Pare, Shailendra Kanade, Abhay SadreAbstractStudy ObjectiveTo evaluate 2 cases of uterine transplant surgery that used utero-ovarian veins as outflow channels, internal iliac arteries for perfusion, and the organ harvest surgery pe...
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionsWe have identified menstrual cycle- and endometriosis-associated protein changes linked to various cellular processes that are potential biomarkers and that provide insight into the biology of endometriosis. Our data indicate that the markers tested, whilst not useful alone, have improved diagnostic accuracy when used in combination and demonstrate menstrual cycle specificity. Tissue heterogeneity and blood contamination is likely to have hindered biomarker discovery, whilst a small sample size precludes accurate determination of performance by cycle phase. Independent validation of these biomarker panels in a l...
Source: Clinical Proteomics - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Authors: Juanqing L, Hailan Y, Xiangwei F, Tao Z, Junyan M, Jianhong Z, Jun L, Jianhua Y Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the difference of Twist gene promoter methylation among ovarian ectopic endometrium, eutopic endometrium and non-endometriosis (EMs) endometrium . 15 patients with reproductive age hospitalized at Department of obstetrics and gynecology affiliated to Medicine School of Zhejiang University from January 2013 to June 2016 were selected. Among them, 5 patients underwent laparoscopic surgery due to ovarian type EMs, and were selected after histologic confirmation. Ectopic endomet...
Source: Cellular and Molecular Biology - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand) Source Type: research
This article provides an overview of the latest techniques and devices used for uterine-sparing surgical treatment of fibroids. While laparoscopic myomectomy is still the gold standard, novel laparoscopic and transcervical radiofrequency ablation techniques use low-voltage and alternating current to induce heat in the uterine tissue, which triggers necrosis in fibroids. This enables the removal of multiple fibroids without the need for large incisions in the uterine wall. In addition, we address the benefits and potential risks, as well as the impact on fertility and pregnancy, of the different surgical approaches used for...
Source: Surgical Technology International - Category: Surgery Tags: Surg Technol Int Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 March 2019Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive GynecologyAuthor(s): Johannes Ott, Marlene Hager, Kazem Nouri, Julian Marschalek, Christine KurzAbstractStudy objectiveTo evaluate whether the presence of a visualizable “flow” effect in the Fallopian tube ostia in hysteroscopy was predictive of tubal patency.DesignProspective cohort study.SettingIn a prospective study, infertile women who underwent surgery due to infertility, between March and November 2018, were included. The main outcome parameter was Fallopian tube patency assessed by laparoscopic chromopertubation. The pr...
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Authors: Margaux Becker V, Silver S, Seufert R, Muensterer OJ Abstract Background and Objectives: The aim of the study was to investigate a potential association between previous childhood appendectomy, tube pathology, and female infertility. Methods: We reviewed patients seeking care at the fertility clinic of our university medical center between 2006 and 2016. The history of previous appendectomy was extracted from hospital documentation and by telephone follow-up. Tubal patency was assessed by diagnostic laparoscopy and chromopertubation. Results: In our study cohort (N = 237), 24.9% (n = 59) had a hist...
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research
Built on 2 existing classification systems, this study was to develop a new classification system to better predict the pregnancy prognosis after laparoscopic surgery in patients with tubal factor infertility and accordingly propose a management strategy. We followed up 423 patients suffering from tubal factor infertility who had undergone hysteroscopic-laparoscopic surgery for 2 years without in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF/ET). Based on the operative reports, a new, modified classification of fallopian tube status (hereafter referred to as the modified classification) was developed with reference to the ...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
Patients who undergo several in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment cycles and fail to conceive present a frustrating problem to the clinician. When 1 cycle of IVF treatment fails, should we offer the couples to choose additional cycle of IVF instead of evaluation of the potential peritoneal factor? In cases of otherwise unexplained infertility, the investigation cannot be considered to be complete until laparoscopy has been performed. The aim of the study is to investigate the fertility outcome of laparoscopic treatment in infertile women with repeated IVF failures. This is a retrospective case-control study conducted in...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
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