Role Of Laparoscopy In Diagnosis Of Genital TB In Infertile Females In The Era Of Molecular Tests
To assess diagnostic value of Polymerase chain Reaction (PCR) in endometrial aspirates in comparison to conventional tests for diagnosis of female genital tuberculosis (FGTB) and to find agreement between EA PCR done for endometrial TB and laparoscopic findings of pelvic TB in women with unexplained infertility. (Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - January 13, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Neena Malhotra, Urvashi B Singh, Venkateswaran Iyer, Pankush Gupta, Nomita Chandhiok Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

A novel technique to minimize contamination for cervical cancer surgery patients
The Laparoscopic Approach to Cervical Cancer (LACC) Trial changed the surgical management of cervical cancer worldwide [1]. It was a multi-national phase three clinical trial that reported lower survival and higher rate of abdominopelvic recurrences in minimally invasive surgery (MIS) compared to open surgery after hysterectomy. It is possible that tumor exposure to the peritoneal cavity in the MIS arm may account for these differences.   We propose a novel technique to minimize tumor contamination by placing a vaginal cerclage abdominally to create a seal at the apex of the vagina with the goal to minimize peritoneal...
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - January 10, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Martin A. Martino, Kristin Bixel, Andrea M. Johnson, Taylor Wejkszner, Aaron Jacobs, Jose Lazaro, Elizaveta Makarova, M. Bijoy Thomas, Jeffrey Fowler Tags: Instruments and Techniques Source Type: research

Quality and reliability of publicly accessible information on laser treatments for urinary incontinence: what is available to our patients?
To determine the quality and reliability of the top 20 internet search results for laser treatment of SUI. (Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - January 9, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Darian Perruzza, Courtney Jolliffe, Andrew Butti, Carmen McCaffrey, Rose Kung, Louise Gagnon, Patricia Lee Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Adiposity and Endometriosis Severity and Typology
Prior research collectively shows that endometriosis is inversely related to women's adiposity. The aim of this study was to assess whether this inverse relationship holds true by disease severity and typology. (Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - January 9, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Jiyoung Byun, C. Matthew Peterson, Uba Backonja, Robert N. Taylor, Joseph B. Stanford, Kristina L. Allen-Brady, Ken R. Smith, Germaine M. Buck Louis, Karen C. Schliep Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Risk-Reducing Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy: Assessing the Incidence of Occult Ovarian Cancer and Surgeon Adherence to Recommended Practices
To determine the incidence of ovarian cancer diagnosed at the time of risk-reducing bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy in a large cohort of patients with a BRCA mutation. Additionally, we aim to determine the adherence to the recommended practices for performing a risk-reducing bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy as described by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and Society of Gynecologic Oncology. We sought to determine if adherence differed by type of training i.e., gynecologic oncologists versus benign gynecologists. (Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - January 9, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Laura K. Newcomb, Coralee T. Toal, Noah B. Rindos, Li Wang, Suketu M. Mansuria Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Laparoendoscopic Single-site Radical Hysterectomy with Vaginal Closure and Without Uterine Manipulator for FIGO IB1 Cervical Cancer
Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) of radical hysterectomy (RH) was reported with inferior oncologic outcomes according to the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). Then some studies suggested that the no-touch technique may be a useful procedure to prevent tumor spillage as well as improve survival, and the procedures were improved continuously. Therefore, we performed RH targeting early-stage cervical cancer through laparoendoscopic single-site (LESS) approach with enclosed colpotomy and without uterine manipulator. (Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - January 8, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Sijing Chen, Ying Zheng, Longxia Tong, Xue Zhao, Lin Chen, Yawen Wang Tags: Video Article Source Type: research

Combined Laparoscopic-Hysteroscopic Isthmoplasty Using the Rendez-vous Technique Guided Step by Step
To demonstrate the surgical technique of Rendez-vous isthmoplasty for the treatment of symptomatic cesarean scar defect. In this video, the authors show the complete procedure in a step-by-step manner to standardize and facilitate the comprehension and performance of the procedure in a simple and safe way. (Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - January 6, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Andres Vigueras Smith, Ramiro Cabrera, Monica Tessmann Zomer, Reitan Ribeiro, Renzo Talledo, William Kondo Tags: Video Article Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Hemihysterectomy for Obstructive Uterine Didelphys with Unilateral Vaginal Hypoplasia
A 19-year-old woman was referred to our tertiary gynecology unit from a regional center with prolonged menstrual bleeding, brown intermenstrual discharge, dysmenorrhea, and a recent diagnosis of uterine didelphys. She had initially presented with pelvic pain and fever and undergone a laparoscopy for suspected appendicitis. She was found to have a normal appendix, infected right endometrioma, and 2 uterine horns. After treatment with antibiotics, magnetic resonance imaging (Fig. 1) showed uterine didelphys with a single vaginal lumen, right renal agenesis, and a 3-cm right endometrioma. (Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - January 6, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Bridie Stewart, Charlotte Reddington, Melissa Cameron Tags: Images in Gynecologic Surgery Source Type: research

Combined Laparoscopic-Hysteroscopic Isthmoplasty using the “Rendez-Vous” technique guided Step by Step
To demonstrate the surgical technique of the “Rendez-vous” isthmoplasty for the treatment of symptomatic cesarean scar defect. In this video the authors describe the complete procedure in a step by step order to standardise and facilitate the comprehension and performance of the procedure in a simple and safe way. (Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - January 6, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Vigueras Smith Andres, Ramiro Cabrera, Monica Tessmann Zomer, Ribeiro Reitan, Renzo Talledo, William Kondo Tags: Video Article Source Type: research

Robotic Resection of Diaphragm Metastases in Ovarian Cancer: Technical Aspects
Diaphragm metastases in ovarian cancer can be safely resected robotically in selected patients. The technique is similar to the laparotomy approach, whether it is a peritoneal or full-thickness excision. Trocar placement is very important for successful resection and is dependent on the location of the disease. Metastases involving the left diaphragm and the ventral aspect of the right diaphragm are accessed with trocars placed slightly cranial to the umbilicus. Metastases in the dorsal aspect of the right diaphragm are removed with trocars in the upper quadrants. (Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - January 6, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Javier F. Magrina, Paul M. Magtibay Tags: Instruments and Techniques Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Hemi-hysterectomy for Obstructive Uterine Didelphys with Unilateral Vaginal Hypoplasia
A 19-year-old woman was referred to our tertiary gynaecology unit from a regional centre with prolonged menstrual bleeding, brown intermenstrual discharge, dysmenorrhoea and a recent diagnosis of uterine didelphys. She had initially presented with pelvic pain and fever and underwent a laparoscopy for suspected appendicitis. She was found to have a normal appendix, infected right endometrioma and two uterine horns. After treatment with antibiotics, magnetic resonance imaging (Figure 1) showed uterine didelphys with a single vaginal lumen, right renal agenesis and a 3cm right endometrioma. (Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - January 6, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Bridie Stewart, Charlotte Reddington, Melissa Cameron Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Symptomatic Bilateral Granulomas after Essure Sterilization
IRB approval is not applicable for the publication of a retrospective anonymized case report at our institution. The patient described here provided informed consent for the publication of her anonymized data. (Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - December 30, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Jacob P. Hoogendam, Celien P.H. Vreuls, Sebastiaan Veersema Tags: IMAGES IN Gynecological Surgery Source Type: research

Clear cell carcinoma of the anterior abdominal wall secondary to iatrogenic endometriosis
A 48 year-old female with history of endometriosis and pelvic pain presented to an outside facility with an abdominal mass. Her past surgical history was significant for Caesarian section, as well as a supra-cervical hysterectomy with partial bladder resection for endometriosis involving the bladder. The procedure was completed through a low transverse incision. Five years later, the patient developed a palpable abdominal mass at the site of her surgical incision. Imaging revealed a 7  × 5 cm multi-septated cystic lesion on the anterior abdominal wall musculature above the pubic symphysis. (Source: The Journal of...
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - December 30, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Sadikah Behbehani, Paul Magtibay, Longwen Chen, Megan Wasson Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

The biopsy snake grasper sec. VITALE: a new tool for office hysteroscopy
Hysteroscopic evaluation of the endometrium with biopsy can be performed using different graspers, whose terminal ends have specific features. This technical note aims to describe an innovative hysteroscopic grasper, i.e., the biopsy snake grasper sec. VITALE, provided at the same time with grasping and cutting capacity. This grasper is characterized by a sleeve with an opening along the whole width, a flat pointed tip with serrated edges fixed to its end by a U-shaped joint, and by two sharp-edged jaws that completely encompass the tip when they are clenched. (Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - December 26, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Salvatore Giovanni Vitale Tags: Instruments and Techniques Source Type: research

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A Simple Technique for the Placement of Seprafilm, a Sodium Hyaluronate or Carboxymethylcellulose Absorbable Barrier, during Laparoscopic Myomectomy
This report describes a simple technique using conventional instrumentation for the placement of Seprafilm, a sodium hyaluronate or carboxymethylcellulose absorbable barrier for adhesion prevention. A total of 378 women with uterine myomas undergoing laparoscopic myomectomies had 737 Seprafilm pieces placed. Seprafilm sheet was softened through exposure to room air for 5 minutes, cut into 4 pieces (length, 5 −10 mm), rolled up alongside a plastic sheet cut from a camera drape cover, and gently placed at the right paracolic gutter. (Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - December 23, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Cindy Hsuan Weng, An-Shine Chao, Hui-Yu Huang, Yi-Ting Huang, Kai-Yun Wu, Yu-Ying Su, Lan-Yan Yang, Angel Chao, Chin-Jung Wang Tags: Instruments and Techniques Source Type: research

A simple technique for placement of Seprafilm ® − a sodium hyaluronate/carboxymethylcellulose absorbable barrier − during laparoscopic myomectomy
This reports describes a simple technique, using conventional instrumentation, for placement of Seprafilm ® − a sodium hyaluronate/carboxymethylcellulose absorbable barrier in adhesion prevention. Three hundred seventy-eight women with uterine fibroids undergoing laparoscopic myomectomy (LM) had 737 Seprafilm® pieces placed. The Seprafilm® sheet was softened through exposure to room air for 5 m in, cut into four pieces (length: 5−10 mm), rolled-up alongside a plastic sheet cut from a camera drape cover, and gently placed at the right paracolic gutter. (Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - December 23, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Cindy Hsuan Weng, An-Shine Chao, Hui-Yu Huang, Yi-Ting Huang, Kai-Yun Wu, Yu-Ying Su, Lan-Yan Yang, Angel Chao, Chin-Jung Wang Tags: Instruments and Techniques Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Mesh Repair for Perineal Hernia after En Bloc Resection of an Aggressive Angiomyxoma using a Modified Sacral-Colpopexy Technique
To demonstrate laparoscopic mesh repair of perineal hernia (PH) by a modified sacral-colpopexy technique. (Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - December 18, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Hiroyuki Kanao, Makiko Omi, Nobuhiro Takeshima Tags: Video Article Source Type: research

Laparoscopy-assisted Neocervicovaginal Reconstruction in a Rare Case of M üllerian Anomaly: Cervicovaginal Aplasia with Unicornuate Uterus
To demonstrate a technique of laparoscopy-assisted neocervicovaginal reconstruction in a case of cervicovaginal aplasia. (Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - December 13, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Payyappilly G. Paul, Bandlapalli Akhila, Aastha Aggarwal, George Paul, Tasneem Saherwala Tags: Video Article Source Type: research

Laparoscopic assisted neocervico-vaginal reconstruction in a rare case of Mullerian anomaly - Cervico-vaginal aplasia with Unicornuate uterus
To demonstrate a technique of laparoscopic assisted neocervico-vaginal reconstruction in a case of Cervico-vaginal aplasia (Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - December 13, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Dr. P.G. Paul, Dr. B Akila, Dr. Aastha Aggarwal, Dr. George Paul, Dr. Tasneem Saherwala Tags: Video Article Source Type: research

A Novel Transvaginal Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Approach for Ectopic Pregnancy Surgery with Intra-abdominal Adhesion
A 29-year-old woman, G2P1001, presented with irregular vaginal bleeding for 7 weeks 2 days and a serum beta-hcg level of 3000 mIU/mL. The patient had previously undergone two open abdominal surgeries for necrotizing pancreatitis four years ago. Abdominal and bimanual examinations revealed the prior inverted U-shaped surgical scar (Figure 1) and a normal size uterus without any tenderness or pain. (Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - December 13, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Liufeng Xu, Yawen Wang, Na Wang, Ling Min, Ying Zheng Tags: IMAGES IN Gynecological Surgery Source Type: research

Cluster of “grapes” in the pelvis: a sporadic case of disseminated peritoneal leiomyomatosis with endometriosis
A 41-year-old nulliparous woman underwent assisted reproductive technology (ART) for infertility (stimulation cycles for oocyte retrieval, and embryo transfers). After two biochemical miscarriages, ultrasound and laparoscopy were performed. She reported dysmenorrhea and left sided pelvic pain. Apart from hypothyroidism, her medical history was unremarkable: of note, there was no history of laparoscopic myomectomy. Initial laparoscopy revealed “bubbles of angry-looking tissue”: biopsy reported endometriosis; cytology on peritoneal washings was negative for malignancy. (Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - December 13, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Claudia Cheng, Alison Bryant-Smith, Glenn Hocking Tags: Images in Gynecological Surgery Source Type: research

The Effect of Bariatric Surgery on Perioperative Complications After Hysterectomy
To compare intra-operative and 30-day post-hysterectomy outcomes between patients who had bariatric surgery before hysterectomy and patients with body mass index (BMI)>40 kg/m2 without prior bariatric surgery. (Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - December 13, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Julia Whitley, Kristin J. Moore, Erin T. Carey, Michelle Louie Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Regarding “Comparison of Laparoscopic Hysterectomy in Patients with Endometriosis with and without an Obliterated Cul-de-sac.”
Regarding, Comparison of Laparoscopic Hysterectomy in Patients with Endometriosis with and without an Obliterated Cul-de-sac. (Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - December 13, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Michel Canis, Pauline Chauvet, Nicolas Bourdel Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Robotic Colostomy Takedown in a Patient with Extensive Ventral Hernias and Adhesive Disease
To demonstrate a surgical video wherein a robot-assisted colostomy takedown was performed with anastomosis of the descending colon to the rectum after reduction of ventral hernias and extensive lysis of adhesions. (Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - December 12, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Levent Mutlu, Soorin Kim, Gary Altwerger, Gulden Menderes Tags: Video Article Source Type: research

Robotic colostomy take-down in a patient with extensive ventral hernias and adhesive disease
To demonstrate a surgical video where-in a robotic-assisted colostomy take-down was performed with anastomosis of the descending colon to the rectum after reduction of ventral hernias and extensive lysis of adhesions. (Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - December 12, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Levent Mutlu, Soorin Kim, Gary Altwerger, Gulden Menderes Tags: Video Article Source Type: research

Sacrohysteropexy: a way to spare the uterus
To show the safety and feasibility of laparoscopic sacrohysteropexy to treat uterine prolapse. (Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - December 12, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Luca Labanca, Gabriele Centini, Lucia Lazzeri, Karolina Afors, Istvan Mat è Argay, Nassir Habib, Errico Zupi Tags: Video Article Source Type: research

Ovarian cortex transplantation
To describe a laparoscopic technique for transplantation of cryopreserved ovarian cortex (Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - December 12, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Madeleine Pellerin, Olivier Garbin, Marius Teletin, Lise Lecointre, Cherif Akladios, Olivier Pirrello Tags: Video Article Source Type: research

Tilapia Skin for Neovaginoplasty after Sex Reassignment Surgery
To describe a new technique of neovaginoplasty after a female sex reassignment surgery using a tilapia skin as a graft. (Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - December 11, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Helena Slongo, Cassio L.Z. Riccetto, Marcos M. Junior, Luiz G.O. Brito, Leonardo R.P.S. Bezerra Tags: Video Article Source Type: research

Tilapia Fish Skin for Neovaginoplasty after Gender Reassignment Surgery
To describe a new technique of neovaginoplasty after a female gender reassignment surgery using a Tilapia fish skin as a graft. (Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - December 11, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Helena Slongo, Cassio LZ Riccetto, Marcos M Junior, Luiz GO Brito, Leonardo RPS Bezerra Tags: Video Article Source Type: research

Author's Reply
We were baffled by the unpleasant tone of the Letter to the Editor submitted to your prestigious journal by Ludwin et al [1] in reference to our recently published article [2]. Among well-respected scientists, it is clearly understood that scientific discussion should always engage in constructive and responsible oppositions of ideas, rather than in disrespectful insinuations. This principle should be applied particularly when a scientific debate is printed in a scientific journal to not only discredit the authors ’ work but also protect the credibility of the editorial team and the journal itself. (Source: The Journ...
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - December 7, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Amerigo Vitagliano, Brunella Zizolfi, Rudi Campo, Stefano Bettocchi, Attilio Di Spiezio Sardo Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Authors ’ reply
We were baffled by the unpleasant tones of the letter to the editor submitted to your prestigious journal by Ludwin et al [1] in reference to our recently published article [2]. Among well respected scientists, it is clearly understood that the scientific discussion should always engage in constructive and responsible opposition of ideas, rather than in disrespectful insinuations. This principle should be applied in particular when a scientific debate is printed on a scientific journal, in order not to only discredit the authors' work but to also protect the credibility of the editorial team and the journal itself. (Source...
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - December 7, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: A Vitagliano, B Zizolfi, R Campo, S Bettocchi, Sardo A Di Spiezio Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Is endometriosis more common and more severe than it was 30 years ago?
We present a comprehensive review of the prevalence, incidence and stage of endometriosis worldwide as reported over the past 30 years. (Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - December 6, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Marzieh Ghiasi, Madhavi Thombre Kulkarni, Stacey A. Missmer Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Regarding “Long-Term Reproductive Outcomes after Hysteroscopic Treatment of Dysmorphic Uteri in Women with Reproductive Failure: An European Multicenter Study”
We have some concerns on the recently published study reporting the reproductive outcomes after hysteroscopic treatment for dysmorphic uteri [1]. (Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - December 6, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Artur Ludwin, Marcela Coelho Neto, Wellington P. Martins Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

An Abundance of Studies But Dearth of Evidence regarding Endometriosis and Adenomyosis
Search for academic articles titled “Endometriosis” on PubMed and you will note a topical problem: with over 27 000 hits, 16 000 of these in the last 10 years, there is a rate of just over 4 articles a day. So why do we still know so little about endometriosis when so much is being said? Scanning some of these documents reveal ed that the words “enigmatic,” “complex,” “variable,” and “troublesome” frequently appear and point us to the difficulties in diagnosing and managing this disease that has a 10% prevalence [1]. (Source: The Journal of Minimally...
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - December 5, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Jason A. Abbott, Rosanne Kho Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Three-Dimensional Peripheral Bloodstream Model of the Uterus for Laparoscopic Radical Hysterectomy
Trainees require extensive experience to perform radical hysterectomy. Before starting training during an actual operation, trainees should be familiar with the pelvic anatomy and should simulate surgical procedures. Many simulators are available for virtual reality training of laparoscopic operations, but they are very expensive. The materials required to construct our model included sponges and colored wires sold in home improvement stores that allowed for superior cost effectiveness. The model represented almost all peripheral vessels and nerves around the uterus, including the minor vessels. (Source: The Journal of Min...
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - December 5, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Shin Takenaka, Kenro Chikazawa, Eri Yoshiizumi, Yusuke Hirose, Masato Tamate, Ken Nakayama, Miki Morioka, Akihiko Sekizawa, Koji Matsumoto Tags: Instruments and Techniques Source Type: research

Resectoscopic Metroplasty with Uterine Septum Excision: A Histologic Analysis of the Uterine Septum
To evaluate the histology of the uterine septum after its complete hysteroscopic excision. (Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - December 5, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Fabiana Divina Fascilla, Leonardo Resta, Rossella Cannone, Domenico De Palma, Oronzo Ruggiero Ceci, Vera Loizzi, Attilio Di Spiezio Sardo, Rudi Campo, Ettore Cicinelli, Stefano Bettocchi Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Repair of Uteroperitoneal Fistula
A 40-year-old multiparous woman presented with a 3-year history of secondary infertility after undergoing surgical management of a miscarriage. She had undergone a cesarean section 5 years previously. She described, since then, a history of light menstrual flow, subjectively incomplete menstruation, and bloating. A hysterosalpingogram (HSG) revealed a large cesarean scar defect with fistulation into the peritoneal cavity (Fig. 1), which was confirmed with magnetic resonance imaging. (Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - December 5, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Benjamin P. Jones, Abirami Rajamanoharan, Geoffrey Trew, Alan Farthing Tags: Images in Gynecologic Surgery Source Type: research

Resectoscopic metroplasty with uterine septum excision. an histologic analysis of the uterine septum
To evaluate the histology of the uterine septum after its complete hysteroscopic excision. (Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - December 5, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Fabiana Divina Fascilla, Leonardo Resta, Rossella Cannone, Domenico De Palma, Oronzo Ruggiero Ceci, Vera Loizzi, Attilio Di Spiezio Sardo, Rudi Campo, Ettore Cicinelli, Stefano Bettocchi Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Laparoscopic repair of utero-peritoneal fistula
A 40-year-old multiparous woman presented with a 3-year history of secondary infertility after undergoing surgical management of miscarriage. Of note, she had a previous Caesarean section five years previously. She since described a history of light menstrual flow, subjectively incomplete menstruation and bloating. A hysterosalpingogram (HSG) revealed a large Caesarean scar defect with fistulation into the peritoneal cavity (Figure 1), which was confirmed with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). (Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - December 5, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Benjamin P Jones, Abirami Rajamanoharan, Geoffrey Trew, Alan Farthing Tags: Images in Gynecological Surgery Source Type: research

Feasibility and Outcomes of Opportunistic Bilateral Salpingectomy in Patients with Traditional Relative Contraindications to Vaginal Hysterectomy
To compare the feasibility of opportunistic bilateral salpingectomy (OBS) at the time of vaginal hysterectomy (VH) for benign disease in patients with and without relative contraindications (RC) to the vaginal approach and to evaluate the factors that contribute to inability to perform OBS. (Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - December 5, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Anna M. Chichura, Meng Yao, Carol Emi Bretschneider, Beri Ridgeway, Rosanne M Kho Source Type: research

Three-Dimensional Peripheral Bloodstream Model of Uterus for Laparoscopic Radical Hysterectomy
Trainees require extensive experience to perform radical hysterectomy. Before starting training during an actual operation, trainees should be familiar with the pelvic anatomy and simulate surgical procedures. Many simulators are available for virtual reality training of laparoscopic operations, but they are very expensive.The materials required to construct our model are sponges and colored wires sold in home improvement stores, providing superior cost-effectiveness. The model represents almost all peripheral vessels and nerves around the uterus, including minor vessels. (Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - December 5, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Shin Takenaka, Kenro Chikazawa, Eri Yoshiizumi, Yusuke Hirose, Masato Tamate, Ken Nakayama, Miki Morioka, Akihiko Sekizawa, Koji Matsumoto Tags: Instruments and Techniques Source Type: research

An abundance of studies but dearth of evidence in endometriosis and adenomyosis
Search for academic articles titled “Endometriosis” on Pubmed and you will note this is a topical problem, with over 27,000 hits - 16,000 of these in the last 10 years, for a rate of just over 4 articles a day. So why do we still know so little about endometriosis when so much is being said? Scanning some of these documents and th e words ‘enigmatic’; ‘complex’; ‘variable’; and ‘troublesome’ frequently appear and point us to the difficulties in diagnosing and managing this disease that has a 10% prevalence [1]. (Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - December 5, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Jason Abbott, Rosanne Kho Source Type: research

Termino-Terminal Ureteral Laparoscopic Anastomosis in a Case of Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis
Laparoscopic termino-terminal ureteral anastomosis has all the advantages of a minimally invasive approach plus the treatment of the pathology. Ureteral deep endometriosis can lead to severe consequences, such as hydroureteronephrosis and renal failure. The main objective of this video is to present our surgical strategy and technique for cases of ureteral deep infiltrating endometriosis, which could help to understand and perform this surgery in a safer way for the patients. (Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - November 29, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Raimundo Avil és, Benjamín Bustos, Pauline Chauvet, Marie François, Michel Canis, Nicolas Bourdel Tags: Video Article Source Type: research

Intraoperative Diagnosis of Detached Necrotic Myoma
A 58-year-old woman with an enlarging uterine myoma in menopause presented for gynecologic evaluation. The enlarging, pedunculated, exophytic myoma measuring 8.7  × 10 × 10 cm was noted incidentally on computed tomography performed for an episode of acute abdominal pain attributed to diverticulitis. Three years earlier, the myoma measured 4.0 × 4.2 × 3.9 cm on the transvaginal ultrasound. Given the concern for an enlarging myoma in menopa use, magnetic resonance imaging was performed, which showed a pedunculated fundal myoma measuring 8.5 × 7.2 × 9.2 cm and a prog...
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - November 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Shana Miles, Suketu Mansuria Tags: Images in Gynecologic Surgery Source Type: research

Intraoperative Diagnosis of Detached Necrotic Fibroid
A 58-year-old woman with enlarging fibroid uterus in menopause presented for gynecologic evaluation. The enlarging, pedunculated, exophytic fibroid measuring 8.7  × 10 × 10 cm was noted incidentally on CT performed for an episode of acute abdominal pain attributed to diverticulitis. Three years earlier, the fibroid measured 4.0 × 4.2 × 3.9 cm on transvaginal ultrasound. Given the concern for an enlarging fibroid in menopause, MRI was perf ormed which showed a pedunculated fundal fibroid measuring 8.5 × 7.2 × 9.2 cm and progressively enhancing right ovarian cyst me...
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - November 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Shana Miles, Suketu Mansuria Tags: Images in Gynecological Surgery Source Type: research