1948 Robotic Type II B Posterior Exenteration for Recurrent Vaginal Cancer
ConclusionRobotic approach to highly morbid pelvic exenteration procedures should be considered in selected patients with recurrent gynecologic malignancies, who present without evidence of distant metastatic disease. (Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
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1757 Applicability of Two Venous Thromboembolism Risk Assessment Models in Gynecologic Surgical Patients
Publication date: November–December 2019Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Volume 26, Issue 7, SupplementAuthor(s): T Guo, C Liu, Z ZhangStudy ObjectiveThe aim of this study was to examine the applicability of the Caprini risk assessment model and gynecologic Caprini risk assessment model for postoperative venous thromboembolism risk assessment in gynecologic surgical patients and make a comparison between the two risk assessment models.DesignA database of a randomized controlled trial was employed. Scores of Caprini and gynecologic Caprini risk assessment model were calculated for each patient. Patien...
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - October 15, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

1796 Learning Curve Could Affect the Surgical Outcome of Radical Hysterectomy in Cervical Cancer
ConclusionThe learning curve could significantly affect the oncologic outcome in robotic-assisted radical hysterectomy. Enough experience is necessary to improve surgical outcome in RRH. Further, a prospective randomized study regarding sufficient surgical competence is necessary for elaborate analysis of feasibility of minimally invasive radical hysterectomy. (Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
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2126 Perioperative Outcomes of Combined Gynecologic Oncology and Urogynecologic Surgeries
Publication date: November–December 2019Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Volume 26, Issue 7, SupplementAuthor(s): KW Fan, MK Shu, A Eddib, C TysonStudy ObjectiveTo compare perioperative outcomes of patients undergoing standard oncology staging versus combined oncology staging and urogynecologic procedures for pelvic floor dysfunction repair.DesignA retrospective cohort study of two gynecologic oncology patients groups who underwent robotic assisted surgical staging versus surgical staging with concomitant pelvic floor repair.SettingMany women diagnosed with a gynecologic malignancy may have comorbid ...
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - October 15, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

2303 Comparison of Laparoscopy and Laparotomy in Primary Cytoreductive Surgery of Advanced Epithelial Ovarian Cancer
Publication date: November–December 2019Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Volume 26, Issue 7, SupplementAuthor(s): JM Eom, JS Choi, J Bae, WM Lee, US Jung, H LeeStudy ObjectiveThe aim of this study was to assess the surgical and oncologic outcome of laparoscopic primary cytoreductive surgery on advanced epithelial ovarian cancer in comparison with conventional laparotomy surgery.DesignRetrospective cohort study.SettingUniversity hospital in Korea.Patients or ParticipantsPatients with FIGO stage up to III ovarian cancer undergoing laparoscopic primary cytoreductive surgery from January 2011 to March 20...
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - October 15, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

1870 Comparison of Laparoscopic Versus Open Radical Hysterectomy in Early Cervical Cancer after Completing Learning Curve and Reducing Intraperitoneal Tumor Exposure
ConclusionThe survival outcome of laparoscopic radical hysterectomy is comparable to open radical hysterectomy after completing learning curve and reducing intraperitoneal tumor exposure during surgery. (Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
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1538 Incidence of Gynecologic Cancers in Women after Uterine Fibroid Embolization
ConclusionA small fraction of women undergoing UFE develop subsequent gynecologic malignancies. Women choosing uterine preservation with UFE should be counseled about the risk of developing gynecologic malignancies in the future, some of which may be preventable with hysterectomy. (Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - October 15, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

1251 Opportunistic Salpingectomy at Time of Non-Gynecologic Laparoscopic Procedures Would Significantly Reduce Ovarian Cancer Mortality and Would Reduce Overall Healthcare Expenditures
ConclusionUniversal OpSalp during hysterectomy, BTL and elective surgery will significantly reduce OvCa mortality and reduce overall healthcare expenditures due to prevention of OvCa. Therefore, it would be reasonable to perform OpSalp in all women undergoing elective surgery. (Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - October 15, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

2898 200 Cases of Endometrial Cancer – 10 Year Outcomes
ConclusionThis study supports the strong association between high BMI and endometrial cancer. Despite obesity presenting significant surgical challenges, complication rates are low considering the patient demographic. The shortest median length of stay was with vaginal and laparoscopic hysterectomy. Preoperative grading and staging are relatively accurate in our department. Confirmed recurrence rates are low, although a significant proportion of patients are still in follow-up. Clinical follow-up is not useful in detecting recurrence in the majority of patients, which supports a Self Directed Aftercare approach in the majo...
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - October 15, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

2615 Robotic Tumor Debulking Off External Iliac Vessels for Management of Recurrent Ovarian Cancer
ConclusionTo optimize targeting and visualization of the surgical field in right pelvic sidewall/paracolic gutter, robotic arms can be placed in a straight line from above the pubic symphysis extending to the left subcostal line and between the midline vertical and midclavicular lines. Robotic tumor debulking should be considered in selected patients with recurrent ovarian cancer who present with oligo-metastatic disease, in the absence of carcinomatosis. (Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - October 15, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

1354 The Safety and Efficacy Of Intra-Arterial Versus Intra-Venous Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Patients with Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer: A Meta-Analysis
ConclusionPlatinum-based NACT was well tolerated in patients with LACC and showed moderate response activity. Compared to NCIV, NCIA showed an evident advantage in the clinical response with a similar toxicity rate. The clinical efficacy of NCIA deserves further evaluation. (Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
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2534 Opioid Use and Misuse among Gynecologic Oncology Patients
Publication date: November–December 2019Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Volume 26, Issue 7, SupplementAuthor(s): SR Pena, J Brown, M Wally, R Seymour, JR Hsu, RW NaumannStudy ObjectiveTo determine opioid and benzodiazepine prescribing practices in the gynecologic oncology population and determine if this patient population is at risk for narcotic abuse.DesignThis was an IRB-approved, retrospective study of opioid and benzodiazepine prescriptions for cervical, ovarian (including fallopian tube and primary peritoneal), and uterine cancer patients within a single healthcare system from January 2016 to ...
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - October 15, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

1868 Prognostic Value of Preoperative Lymphocyte-Monocyte Ratio in Patients with Ovarian Clear Cell Carcinoma
ConclusionMarkers of systemic inflammatory response provide useful prognostic information and lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio is the most reliable independent prognostic factor of overall survival in patients with ovarian clear cell carcinoma. (Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - October 15, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

1471 Single-Site Laparoscopic Total Hysterectomy and Bilateral Pelvic Lymphadenectomy for Endometrial Cancer
ConclusionSingle-site laparoscopy is an alternative surgical choice for endometrial cancer. (Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - October 15, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

2921 Trends in Endometrial Hyperplasia Over the Past Decade – Is It on the Increase?
ConclusionOverall hyperplasia incidence is increasing. While BMI is elevated, there was no upward trend observed. Does the insidious decline in age demographic suggest that hyperplasia is occurring in younger women? Our review did not demonstrate a continuous increase in atypia, however there was a higher incidence in the 2013 group, who were also the most obese. Adherence to best practice surveillance in our hospitals was falling short. (Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - October 15, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

2000 Survival Outcomes of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Followed By Laparoscopic or Open Radical Hysterectomy Versus Concurrent Chemoradiation in Patients with Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer
ConclusionNeoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by laparoscopic and open radical hysterectomy seems to be a safe treatment option for locally advanced cervical cancer, in terms of similar survival outcomes and morbidity of treatment with CCRT. However, the present study is too limited to permit conclusions due to its small sample size and retrospective design despite statistical methods for adjusting confounding factors. (Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - October 15, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

1206 The Effect of Sub-Cutaneous and Intra-Peritoneal Anesthesia on Post Laparoscopic Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial
ConclusionSub-cutaneous and/ or intra-peritoneal anesthesia were not effective in reducing post-operative pain. (Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - October 15, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

1582 Laparoscopic Excision of Endometriosis does not Reduce the Risk of Reoperation within 2 Years Compared with Ablation of Implants
ConclusionThere was no difference in the risk of repeat surgery within 2 years whether endometriosis was excised or ablated. Excision using robot-assisted technique showed a non-significant trend toward a decrease in reoperation rate. In this clinical center, endometriosis ablation and excision are equally effective to prevent repeat surgery. The method should be selected based on surgeon experience. (Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - October 15, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

1469 Comparison of Neovaginoplasty Using Acellular Porcine Small Intestinal Submucosa Graft or Interceed in Patients with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser Syndrome
Publication date: November–December 2019Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Volume 26, Issue 7, SupplementAuthor(s): X Zhang, J Ding, K HuaStudy ObjectiveTo compare using the acellular porcine small intestinal submucosa (SIS) graft or the Interceed in patients with MRKH syndrome undergoing creation of a neovagina.DesignRetrospective study.SettingAcademic affiliated community hospital.Patients or ParticipantsPatients with MRKH syndrome undergoing creation of a neovagina from 2016 to 2018 were retrospectively investigated.InterventionsWharton-Sheares-George neovaginoplasty was performed using the acellula...
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - October 15, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

2920 A Retrospective Look at Gynecological Surgical Complications
ConclusionMore surgical complications were seen in abdominal cases versus minimally invasive cases. Out of all the major and minor complications seen in gyn surgery the more common complication were GU complications. Currently in the process of analyzing complications based on surgeon experience and training with the hypothesis that surgeons who operate more and have gynecological training after residency will have fewer complications (Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
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Index of Primary Authors
Publication date: November–December 2019Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Volume 26, Issue 7, SupplementAuthor(s): (Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
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2725 A New Approach to the Surgical Treatment of Stage III and IV Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) - Preliminary Results
ConclusionPresented technique seems to be a safe and effective alternative to other POP treatment methods. It is associated with a negligible complications rate. Laparoscopic approach with it's superiority to laparotomy in some patients and a short learning curve, makes it even safer. Increasing the number of treated patients and continuing follow-up 3 and 5 years after the surgery is planned. (Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - October 15, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

The role of transillumination in a laparoscopic resection of a cesarean scar niche
Publication date: Available online 14 October 2019Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive GynecologyAuthor(s): Christine E. Foley, Erin Rhinehart, Noah Rindos (Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - October 14, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Extra-Pelvic Endometriosis: A Systematic Review
ConclusionsExtra-pelvic endometriosis, traditionally thought to be rare, have been reported in a considerable number of cases. Heightened awareness and clinical suspicion of the disease, and multi-disciplinary approach is recommended to achieve prompt diagnosis and optimize patient outcomes. At this time, there are no comparative studies to provide recommendations regarding optimal diagnostic methods, treatment options and outcomes for endometriosis involving extra-pelvic sites. (Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - October 14, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Dysmorphic Uterus: Do We Need a T-Y-I Subclassification?
Publication date: Available online 10 September 2019Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive GynecologyAuthor(s): Luis Alonso, Sergio Haimovich, Attilio Di Spiezio Sardo, Jose Carugno (Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - October 12, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Robotic Tumor Debulking Off External Iliac Vessels For Management of Recurrent Ovarian Cancer
ConclusionsRobotic resection of the tumor nodule off the external iliac vessels was successfully performed with adequate range of motion provided by the arms and without any complications.Trocar placement should be tailored to the site of surgical interest. Robotic-assisted laparoscopy should be considered as a valid alternative to the traditional open approach, when managing solitary masses in recurrent ovarian cancer patients. (Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - October 12, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Regarding “Link between Endometriosis, Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease, and the Health of Women Midlife “
Publication date: Available online 11 October 2019Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive GynecologyAuthor(s): Philippe R. Koninckx, Anastasia Ussia, Muna Tahlak, Arnaud Wattiez (Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - October 12, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Imaging for adenomyosis - Making the diagnosis by sonography
ConclusionA structured systematic description of individual 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional ultrasound features is important for a correct diagnosis of adenomyosis. (Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - October 12, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Laparoscopic excision of a 5-cm retroaortic relapse of ovarian cancer
ConclusionLaparoscopic approach to isolated relapse of ovarian cancer is feasible and safe, with fast recovery (Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - October 12, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Authors’ reply
Publication date: Available online 11 October 2019Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive GynecologyAuthor(s): Omur Taskin, Kiran Rikhraj, Justin Tan, Tara Sedlak, Timothy C. Rowe, Mohamed A. Bedaiwy (Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - October 12, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

The Association Between Mindfulness and Postoperative Pain: A Prospective Cohort Study of Gynecologic Oncology Patients Undergoing Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy
ConclusionMindfulness was previously shown to be a promising intervention for chronic pain treatment. Our study demonstrates that higher preoperative dispositional mindfulness is associated with more favorable postoperative pain outcomes, including lower pain scores but not lower opioid consumption. This relationship provides an opportunity to target the modifiable personality characteristic of mindfulness, to reduce postoperative pain in patients following gynecologic surgery. (Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - October 9, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

New sonographic classification of adenomyosis: do type and degree of adenomyosis correlate to severity of symptoms?
ConclusionThe ultrasonographic evaluation of the type and extension of adenomyosis in the myometrium seems to be important in correlation to the severity of symptoms and infertility. (Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - October 9, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Perioperative Narcotic Trends in Women Undergoing Minimally Invasive Myomectomy
Publication date: Available online 7 October 2019Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive GynecologyAuthor(s): Paul Tyan, Jordan S. Klebanoff, Savannah Smith, Richard Amdur, Alexandra North, Marloes S. Maassen, Gaby N. MoawadAbstractStudy ObjectiveEvaluate the perioperative narcotic utilization patterns at the time of myomectomy, specifically as they relate to the opioid epidemic. We also aim to evaluate the differences between conventional laparoscopy and robotic surgery in terms of narcotic utilization.DesignRetrospective cohort studySettingA single academic university hospitalPatientsWomen undergoing minimally invasive myo...
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - October 9, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Regarding “Tension-free vaginal tape for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence: a 13-year prospective follow-up”
Publication date: Available online 3 September 2019Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive GynecologyAuthor(s): Henry H. Chill, David Shveiky (Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - October 5, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Interstitial Pregnancy Following Ipsilateral Salpingectomy: Analysis of 46 Cases and Literature Review
ConclusionsPatients with history of ipsilateral salpingectomy should be cautioned regarding the possibility of interstitial pregnancy. Laparoscopic cornuostomy appears to be an appropriate treatment for interstitial pregnancy in patients wishing to preserve fertility, and the use of concomitant prophylactic MTX may reduce the risk of PEP, especially in patients with ruptured masses and high human gonadotropin levels. (Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - October 5, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

A Novel Cerclage Insertion: Modified Laparoscopic Transabdominal Cervical Cerclage with Transvaginal Removing (MLTCC-TR)
Publication date: Available online 2 October 2019Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive GynecologyAuthor(s): Yi-yi Wang, Hua Duan, Xiang-ning Zhang, Sha Wang, Lei GaoAbstractStudy ObjectiveTo report on our center's experience of a novel modified approach for laparoscopic cervical cerclage and to evaluate its safety and efficacy preliminarily.DesignA retrospective descriptive studySettingSingle academic institutionPatientsPregnant and non-pregnant women who underwent the Modified Laparoscopic Transabdominal Cervical Cerclage with Transvaginal Removing (MLTCC-TR) from June 2016 to April 2019. Eligible participants had multipl...
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - October 4, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Robotic Transabdominal Cerclage vs Laparotomy: A Comparison of Obstetric and Surgical Outcomes
Publication date: Available online 15 August 2019Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive GynecologyAuthor(s): Rachael B. Smith, Janel Brink, Chengcheng Hu, Richard Gerkin, Jordan H. Perlow, Jamal MouradABSTRACTStudy ObjectiveTo compare obstetric and surgical outcomes of transabdominal cerclage (TAC) via laparotomy (TAC-LAP) versus robotic-assisted (TAC-RA) approaches.DesignRetrospective cohort study.SettingAn academic medical center.PatientsSixty-nine women with acquired or congenital cervical insufficiency.InterventionsAll women underwent TAC either by laparotomy or robotic-assisted approaches by 2 primary surgeons between ...
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - October 2, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Chronic Endometritis: Three-dimensional Ultrasound and Hysteroscopy Correlation
Publication date: Available online 3 September 2019Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive GynecologyAuthor(s): Luis Alonso, Jose Carugno (Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - October 2, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Proximal Fallopian Tubal Embolization by Interventional Radiology Prior to Embryo Transfer in Infertile Patients With Hydrosalpinx: A Prospective Study of an Off-Label Treatment
ConclusionPregnancy in the RTO-EM group was comparable to the salpingectomy group in patients with hydrosalpinx prior to ET treatment. Radiologically guided tubal occlusion with embolization microcoils may be an alternative to salpingectomy for patients with hydrosalpinx planning IVF-ET. (Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - October 1, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Case report: Critically high carboxyhemoglobin level following extensive hysteroscopic myomectomy
We present a case of a 36-year-old G0P0 with Abnormal Uterine Bleeding-Leiomyoma and resultant anemia undergoing hysteroscopic resection of a large, submucous fibroid. During surgery, the patient was found to have a critically elevated level of carboxyhemoglobin, and accompanying ECG derangements. She was managed with prolonged intubation, 100% O2, and trending of her carboxyhemoglobin levels before extubation.This demonstrates the importance of being cognizant of the potentially toxic gaseous byproducts of bipolar resection, and to include intravasation of these byproducts in one's consideration of patient safety during e...
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - September 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Adnexal torsion in pregnancy managed by laparoscopy is associated with favorable obstetrical outcomes
ConclusionThe obstetrical outcomes of pregnant women who underwent laparoscopy for adnexal torsion are generally favorable. However, there is a risk for preterm delivery which is primarily associated with multiple gestation. (Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - September 27, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Uterine PEComa – A Group of Rare Mesenchymal Tumors
Publication date: Available online 22 August 2019Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive GynecologyAuthor(s): Prabha Agrawal, Manjula Anagani, Rahul Agrawal (Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - September 24, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Regarding “Histopathology and Clinical Outcomes of 151 Women with Postmenopausal Bleeding Treated with Resectoscopic Surgery”
Publication date: Available online 20 September 2019Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive GynecologyAuthor(s): Dmitry Fridman, Ohad Rotenberg, Peer Dar (Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - September 22, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Neovaginoplasty using Nile Tilapia Fish Skin as a new biological graft in patients with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome
Publication date: Available online 20 September 2019Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive GynecologyAuthor(s): Maria Tereza Pinto Medeiros Dias, Andreisa Paiva Monteiro Bilhar, Livia Cunha Rios, Bruno Almeida Costa, Edmar Maciel Lima Júnior, Ana Paula Negreiros Nunes Alves, Zenilda Vieira Bruno, Manoel Odorico de Moraes Filho, Leonardo Robson Pinheiro Sobreira BezerraABSTRACTMayer–Rokitansky–Kuster–Hauser syndrome is the second most common cause of primary amenorrhea, trailing only gonadal dysgenesis. In patients who failed dilation therapy, neovaginoplasty is an appropriate treatment option. Sever...
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - September 22, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Histopathology and Clinical Outcomes of 151 Women with Postmenopausal Bleeding Treated with Resectoscopic Surgery
Publication date: Available online 20 September 2019Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive GynecologyAuthor(s): George A. Vilos, Rakia AlJasser, Angelos G. Vilos, Basim Abu-Rafea (Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - September 22, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

The role of fertility preservation in women with endometriosis: a systematic review
CONCLUSIONWomen with endometriosis may benefit from fertility preservation techniques. However, there currently is a paucity of data in this population, especially when compared to other indications for fertility preservation. While much knowledge can be translated from the oncofertility discipline, we have identified and discuss endometriosis-related changes to ovarian reserve and oocyte health that justify further well-designed research to confirm that fertility preservation outcomes are similar for women with endometriosis. (Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - September 22, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Endometriosis and ectopic pregnancy: A meta-analysis
Publication date: Available online 20 September 2019Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive GynecologyAuthor(s): Paul J. Yong, Samaa Matwani, Chantalle Brace, Andrea Quaiattini, Mohamed A. Bedaiwy, Arianne Albert, Catherine AllaireAbstractObjectiveTo systematically review and perform a meta-analysis of the risk of ectopic pregnancy in endometriosis.Data sourcesMEDLINE (OVID), Embase (OVID), CINAHL (EBSCO) and Cochrane to April 1, 2019. Inclusion criteria: cohort or case-control studies from 1990 onwards. Exclusion criteria: cohort studies without controls, case reports or series, or no English full-text.Methods of study sele...
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - September 22, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Chronic Endometritis in Fertile and Infertile Women Who Underwent Hysteroscopic Polypectomy
ConclusionIn women with endometrial polyps, the prevalence of CE in infertile women is higher than that in fertile women. Pregnancy outcome in infertile women with treated CE was similar to those who were infertile and without CE. (Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - September 20, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Which knots are recommended in laparoscopic surgery and how to avoid insecure knots
Publication date: Available online 20 September 2019Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive GynecologyAuthor(s): Armando Romeo, Luiz Flavio Fernandes, Graciele Vidoto Cervantes, Revaz Botchorisishvili, Chiara Benedetto, Leila Adamyan, Anastasia Ussia, Arnaud Wattiez, William Kondo, Philippe Robert KoninckxABSTRACTStudy ObjectiveTo investigate why security of identical knot sequences is variable and how to avoid occasionally insecure knots.DesignA factorial design was used to assess factors affecting the security of half knot (H) and half hitch (S) knot combinations. The effect of tying forces and the risk factors to transfor...
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - September 20, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Post-Ablation Cavity Evaluation (PACE): A Prospective, Multi-center, Observational Clinical Study to Evaluate Hysteroscopic Access to the Uterine Cavity Four Years After Water Vapor Endometrial Ablation for the Treatment of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
ConclusionWater vapor endometrial ablation preserved an accessible uterine cavity and visualization of the ostia in the majority of subjects, with minimal incidence of severe adhesions a mean of four years following the ablation procedure. (Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - September 17, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research