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Gynecology

Find all the surgical interventions, lectures, experts opinions, debates, webinars and operative techniques per specialty.
Laparoscopic rectal shaving for rectocervical endometriotic nodule
This is the case of a 32-year-old G0P0 woman presenting with severe dysmenorrhea, severe dyspareunia, and constipation. Pelvic examination showed a normal vagina, a fixed uterus, and mobile adnexae. Transvaginal ultrasonography (TvUSG) showed that the uterus and both ovaries were normal. A left parasalpingeal endometrioma (15mm), an obliterated Douglas pouch, as well as rectocervical and infiltrated rectal nodules (18mm and 0.6mm respectively) were also evidenced. Since bilateral ovaries were fixed to the pelvic sidewall, the operative strategy included bilateral ureterolysis and dissection of the hypogastric nerve and the pararectal fossa. Finally, the rectocervical nodule was mobilized by performing cervical and rectal shaving. The rectum was controlled by means of a methylene blue test. The final pathology was endometriosis.
H Altuntaş
Surgical intervention
11 months ago
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481 likes
2 comments
06:58
Laparoscopic rectal shaving for rectocervical endometriotic nodule
This is the case of a 32-year-old G0P0 woman presenting with severe dysmenorrhea, severe dyspareunia, and constipation. Pelvic examination showed a normal vagina, a fixed uterus, and mobile adnexae. Transvaginal ultrasonography (TvUSG) showed that the uterus and both ovaries were normal. A left parasalpingeal endometrioma (15mm), an obliterated Douglas pouch, as well as rectocervical and infiltrated rectal nodules (18mm and 0.6mm respectively) were also evidenced. Since bilateral ovaries were fixed to the pelvic sidewall, the operative strategy included bilateral ureterolysis and dissection of the hypogastric nerve and the pararectal fossa. Finally, the rectocervical nodule was mobilized by performing cervical and rectal shaving. The rectum was controlled by means of a methylene blue test. The final pathology was endometriosis.
Laparoscopic anatomy of the pelvic floor involved in laparoscopic surgery for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and urinary incontinence
In this key lecture, Professor Jean-Bernard Dubuisson delineates the laparoscopic pelvic floor anatomy involved in surgical procedures for the management of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and urinary incontinence. Traditional anatomy considers three levels: pelvic and perineal muscles, ligaments, and the space between all fascias covering the organs. Visceral ligaments occupy an anteroposterior axis (pubovesical ligaments, bladder pillars, and uterosacral ligaments) and a transverse axis (lateral bladder ligaments, cardinal ligaments, paracervix and rectal pillars). The four attachment sites which may be used by the surgeon for fascia and pelvic organ attachment in POP surgery are discussed-- Cooper’s ligament, white line, ischial spine, and sacral promontory. Approximately 90 laparoscopic anatomy pictures are presented in this authoritative lecture. The dissection planes and the different pelvic spaces used for surgery are explained, insisting on the main vessels, nerves, plexus, ureters which are obstacles to bear in mind and to avoid.
JB Dubuisson
Lecture
1 year ago
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24:09
Laparoscopic anatomy of the pelvic floor involved in laparoscopic surgery for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and urinary incontinence
In this key lecture, Professor Jean-Bernard Dubuisson delineates the laparoscopic pelvic floor anatomy involved in surgical procedures for the management of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and urinary incontinence. Traditional anatomy considers three levels: pelvic and perineal muscles, ligaments, and the space between all fascias covering the organs. Visceral ligaments occupy an anteroposterior axis (pubovesical ligaments, bladder pillars, and uterosacral ligaments) and a transverse axis (lateral bladder ligaments, cardinal ligaments, paracervix and rectal pillars). The four attachment sites which may be used by the surgeon for fascia and pelvic organ attachment in POP surgery are discussed-- Cooper’s ligament, white line, ischial spine, and sacral promontory. Approximately 90 laparoscopic anatomy pictures are presented in this authoritative lecture. The dissection planes and the different pelvic spaces used for surgery are explained, insisting on the main vessels, nerves, plexus, ureters which are obstacles to bear in mind and to avoid.
Colorectal resection in deep endometriosis: multidisciplinary laparoscopic approach (colorectal and gynecologic surgical teams)
In this video, we present the clinical case of a 42-year-old woman with deep pelvic endometriosis with rectal infiltration. After hormone therapy, the patient was operated on due to chronic pain. A laparoscopic approach was performed by a multidisciplinary team including colorectal and gynecologic surgeons having a wide experience in this field.
A CT-scan, MRI, and colonoscopy were performed before the surgery showing a deep infiltrating endometriosis with anterior rectal bowel involvement in the images and normal colorectal mucosa in the endoscopy.
Under general anesthesia, the laparoscopic approach was performed with 4 trocars. Deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) required a hysterectomy and rectal resection to clean all the pelvic space. An end-to-end colorectal anastomosis was performed and the extraction of the specimen (uterus and rectum) was carried out transvaginally. The patient was discharged on postoperative day 4 without complications.
JF Noguera, MD, PhD, J Gilabert-Estelles, J Aguirrezabalaga, B López, J Dolz
Surgical intervention
1 year ago
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297 likes
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09:55
Colorectal resection in deep endometriosis: multidisciplinary laparoscopic approach (colorectal and gynecologic surgical teams)
In this video, we present the clinical case of a 42-year-old woman with deep pelvic endometriosis with rectal infiltration. After hormone therapy, the patient was operated on due to chronic pain. A laparoscopic approach was performed by a multidisciplinary team including colorectal and gynecologic surgeons having a wide experience in this field.
A CT-scan, MRI, and colonoscopy were performed before the surgery showing a deep infiltrating endometriosis with anterior rectal bowel involvement in the images and normal colorectal mucosa in the endoscopy.
Under general anesthesia, the laparoscopic approach was performed with 4 trocars. Deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) required a hysterectomy and rectal resection to clean all the pelvic space. An end-to-end colorectal anastomosis was performed and the extraction of the specimen (uterus and rectum) was carried out transvaginally. The patient was discharged on postoperative day 4 without complications.
Laparoscopic resection of endometriotic fibrotic nodule extending from the posterior lateral aspect of the uterus to the left pelvic sidewall, encasing the internal iliac vessels and adherent to the mid-sigmoid colon
Deep endometriosis is one of the most complex and risky surgeries. Its laparoscopic management requires a systematic approach, a good anatomical knowledge, and a high level of surgical competency.
This is the case of a 37-year-old lady presenting with a complex deep pelvic endometriosis. She had a long history of severe dysmenorrhea, colicky abdominal pain, back pain, and constipation. Imaging studies (MR) showed a large fibrotic endometriotic nodule extending from the posterior lateral aspect of the uterus to the left pelvic sidewall, encasing the internal iliac vessels, nerves, and adherent to a 4cm segment of the mid-sigmoid colon.
This patient has a complicated past history of left ureter ligation during a caesarean section (in 2011), which resulted in a left-sided nephrectomy in 2012. She got a pneumothorax complication, lung drainage, right-side thoracotomy in 2013, and finally a total pleurectomy in 2014.
A Wattiez, R Nasir, I Argay
Surgical intervention
2 years ago
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311 likes
1 comment
42:42
Laparoscopic resection of endometriotic fibrotic nodule extending from the posterior lateral aspect of the uterus to the left pelvic sidewall, encasing the internal iliac vessels and adherent to the mid-sigmoid colon
Deep endometriosis is one of the most complex and risky surgeries. Its laparoscopic management requires a systematic approach, a good anatomical knowledge, and a high level of surgical competency.
This is the case of a 37-year-old lady presenting with a complex deep pelvic endometriosis. She had a long history of severe dysmenorrhea, colicky abdominal pain, back pain, and constipation. Imaging studies (MR) showed a large fibrotic endometriotic nodule extending from the posterior lateral aspect of the uterus to the left pelvic sidewall, encasing the internal iliac vessels, nerves, and adherent to a 4cm segment of the mid-sigmoid colon.
This patient has a complicated past history of left ureter ligation during a caesarean section (in 2011), which resulted in a left-sided nephrectomy in 2012. She got a pneumothorax complication, lung drainage, right-side thoracotomy in 2013, and finally a total pleurectomy in 2014.
Endometrial cancer surgical indications
The surgical management of endometrial cancer has been markedly changed by minimally invasive techniques. After three decades of laparoscopy, robotic surgery has built upon and expanded the population of patients able to benefit from minimally invasive techniques. Updates in the field of laparoscopy continue, including single site surgery. The emergence and rapid uptake of robotics continues to produce favorable outcomes while simultaneously expanding minimal access surgery to the obese and elderly populations. Sentinel lymph node detection and single port surgery are expanding areas which will continue to push the role of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) in endometrial cancer. In this key lecture, Dr. Querleu will discuss the role of MIS in the management of endometrial cancer.
D Querleu
Lecture
2 years ago
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102 likes
0 comments
29:34
Endometrial cancer surgical indications
The surgical management of endometrial cancer has been markedly changed by minimally invasive techniques. After three decades of laparoscopy, robotic surgery has built upon and expanded the population of patients able to benefit from minimally invasive techniques. Updates in the field of laparoscopy continue, including single site surgery. The emergence and rapid uptake of robotics continues to produce favorable outcomes while simultaneously expanding minimal access surgery to the obese and elderly populations. Sentinel lymph node detection and single port surgery are expanding areas which will continue to push the role of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) in endometrial cancer. In this key lecture, Dr. Querleu will discuss the role of MIS in the management of endometrial cancer.
Severe complex endometriosis with ascites: laparoscopic management
Frozen pelvis due to endometriosis is one of the most complex and risky situations which surgeons sometimes face. Its laparoscopic management requires a systematic approach, a good anatomical knowledge and a high level of surgical competency. This is a frozen pelvis case secondary to a complicated severe endometriosis in a young nulliparous lady. She had hemorrhagic abdominal ascites secondary to endometriosis, with a sub-occlusive syndrome. Her disease was further complicated with upper abdominal and pelvic fibrosis with a large umbilical endometriotic nodule as well as splenic, omental and sigmoid endometriosis. This video demonstrates the strategy of the laparoscopic management of this condition.
A Wattiez, R Nasir, A Host
Surgical intervention
3 years ago
3781 views
161 likes
1 comment
31:22
Severe complex endometriosis with ascites: laparoscopic management
Frozen pelvis due to endometriosis is one of the most complex and risky situations which surgeons sometimes face. Its laparoscopic management requires a systematic approach, a good anatomical knowledge and a high level of surgical competency. This is a frozen pelvis case secondary to a complicated severe endometriosis in a young nulliparous lady. She had hemorrhagic abdominal ascites secondary to endometriosis, with a sub-occlusive syndrome. Her disease was further complicated with upper abdominal and pelvic fibrosis with a large umbilical endometriotic nodule as well as splenic, omental and sigmoid endometriosis. This video demonstrates the strategy of the laparoscopic management of this condition.
Laparoscopic dissection of sacral promontory for sacrocolpopexy
Objective: To describe the laparoscopic dissection of the sacral promontory during a laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy, with a special focus on anatomical landmarks and surgical traps.
Setting: Department of Gynecology, CMCO, Strasbourg University Hospital, France.
Patients: Women with invalidating genital prolapse
Interventions: Laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy is performed using three operative ports (one midline, suprapubic port and two lateral ports) and a 0-degree umbilical Karl Storz optical port. In order to suture a polypropylene mesh to the anterior vertebral ligament, the promontory area must be dissected. To improve sacral promontory exposure, the rectum is usually suspended to the left anterior abdominal wall by means of T’Lift™ tissue retraction systems. By palpating the area under the aortic bifurcation and the confluence of iliac veins, the sacral promontory is identified. The right ureter is also identified. Using two duck jaw fenestrated forceps, the peritoneum is lifted --retroperitoneal vessels are fixed to the vertebral elements, and widely opened. The promontory is carefully dissected until the anterior vertebral ligament becomes visible. As the presacral space is rich in blood vessels and nerve elements, surgeons are advised to preserve it.
However, the surgical approach to the vertebral ligament is sometimes difficult in obese women, when patients present anatomical variations such as a low iliac venous circulation confluence, a duplicity of middle sacral vessels, periosteal perforators, a winding right common iliac artery, or in the presence of lymph nodes.
Discussion: Laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy complications rates such as bleeding originating from the promontory varying from 0 to 4.7%, which sometimes require conversion to open abdominal sacrocolpopexy. Described by radiologists at almost 3cm from the sacral promontory, the right ureter can also be injured during reperitonization.
Conclusion: Laparoscopic dissection of the promontory requires specific and careful attention to be paid to non-infrequent anatomical variations.
V Gabriele, AJ Carin, K Afors, O Garbin
Surgical intervention
4 years ago
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226 likes
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07:24
Laparoscopic dissection of sacral promontory for sacrocolpopexy
Objective: To describe the laparoscopic dissection of the sacral promontory during a laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy, with a special focus on anatomical landmarks and surgical traps.
Setting: Department of Gynecology, CMCO, Strasbourg University Hospital, France.
Patients: Women with invalidating genital prolapse
Interventions: Laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy is performed using three operative ports (one midline, suprapubic port and two lateral ports) and a 0-degree umbilical Karl Storz optical port. In order to suture a polypropylene mesh to the anterior vertebral ligament, the promontory area must be dissected. To improve sacral promontory exposure, the rectum is usually suspended to the left anterior abdominal wall by means of T’Lift™ tissue retraction systems. By palpating the area under the aortic bifurcation and the confluence of iliac veins, the sacral promontory is identified. The right ureter is also identified. Using two duck jaw fenestrated forceps, the peritoneum is lifted --retroperitoneal vessels are fixed to the vertebral elements, and widely opened. The promontory is carefully dissected until the anterior vertebral ligament becomes visible. As the presacral space is rich in blood vessels and nerve elements, surgeons are advised to preserve it.
However, the surgical approach to the vertebral ligament is sometimes difficult in obese women, when patients present anatomical variations such as a low iliac venous circulation confluence, a duplicity of middle sacral vessels, periosteal perforators, a winding right common iliac artery, or in the presence of lymph nodes.
Discussion: Laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy complications rates such as bleeding originating from the promontory varying from 0 to 4.7%, which sometimes require conversion to open abdominal sacrocolpopexy. Described by radiologists at almost 3cm from the sacral promontory, the right ureter can also be injured during reperitonization.
Conclusion: Laparoscopic dissection of the promontory requires specific and careful attention to be paid to non-infrequent anatomical variations.
Laparoscopic treatment of bilateral endometriotic cysts
The different surgical approaches to ovarian endometriosis are the following: ovarian cystectomy, endometrioma fenestration and removal, or a technique combining cystectomy and removal.
In order to perform a cystectomy without damaging the ovary, different steps must be followed, including adhesiolysis between the ovary and the broad ligament, cyst opening at the site of eversion and adhesion. Traction and counter-traction allow to separate the cyst’s wall from the ovarian cortex. As the endometrioma is surrounded by a fibrotic capsule, there is a risk of removing normal ovarian tissue and ovocytes. Blood vessels must be identified and selective coagulation must be performed to prevent destruction of the normal ovarian tissue.
Endometrioma fenestration and removal can be performed with different sources of energy such as bipolar coagulation, carbon dioxide laser and plasma energy. Depending on the size of the endometrioma, the removal technique can be performed in one or three steps. But to avoid 2 laparoscopic procedures, a combined technique of excision and removal of the endometrioma could be offered in cases of large cysts.
Medical treatment is administered preoperatively only in cases of pelvic pain and postoperatively in cases of pelvic pain and if there is no desire for pregnancy.
According to a recent systematic review and meta-analysis, the ovarian reserve, evaluated by the AMH level, is affected by surgery, and even more in cases of bilateral cysts.

To conclude, ovarian endometrioma surgery requires a learning curve to prevent ovarian damage, which can be caused by normal ovarian tissue removal or by a strong coagulation. Repetitive surgery has to be clearly evaluated as it is also responsible for ovarian reserve decrease.
M Nisolle
Lecture
4 years ago
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94 likes
0 comments
19:00
Laparoscopic treatment of bilateral endometriotic cysts
The different surgical approaches to ovarian endometriosis are the following: ovarian cystectomy, endometrioma fenestration and removal, or a technique combining cystectomy and removal.
In order to perform a cystectomy without damaging the ovary, different steps must be followed, including adhesiolysis between the ovary and the broad ligament, cyst opening at the site of eversion and adhesion. Traction and counter-traction allow to separate the cyst’s wall from the ovarian cortex. As the endometrioma is surrounded by a fibrotic capsule, there is a risk of removing normal ovarian tissue and ovocytes. Blood vessels must be identified and selective coagulation must be performed to prevent destruction of the normal ovarian tissue.
Endometrioma fenestration and removal can be performed with different sources of energy such as bipolar coagulation, carbon dioxide laser and plasma energy. Depending on the size of the endometrioma, the removal technique can be performed in one or three steps. But to avoid 2 laparoscopic procedures, a combined technique of excision and removal of the endometrioma could be offered in cases of large cysts.
Medical treatment is administered preoperatively only in cases of pelvic pain and postoperatively in cases of pelvic pain and if there is no desire for pregnancy.
According to a recent systematic review and meta-analysis, the ovarian reserve, evaluated by the AMH level, is affected by surgery, and even more in cases of bilateral cysts.

To conclude, ovarian endometrioma surgery requires a learning curve to prevent ovarian damage, which can be caused by normal ovarian tissue removal or by a strong coagulation. Repetitive surgery has to be clearly evaluated as it is also responsible for ovarian reserve decrease.
DIE and laparoscopic treatment
Hormone therapy was designed to suppress estrogen synthesis and to reduce the size of ectopic endometrial implants. However, the recurrence of pain after cessation is estimated at 50% and indicates that surgery is required for symptomatic patients.
Conservative surgery is effective in terms of pain reduction if complete excision is obtained, and consequently a preoperative assessment is mandatory to put forward a multidisciplinary approach in specialized centers.
In cases of excision of the nodular lesion by means of mucosal skinning, the resection of uterosacral ligaments and of the posterior vaginal fornix is usually recommended. A comparison between standard and reverse laparoscopic techniques demonstrated a statistically significant lower rate of major postoperative complications by using the reverse technique.
Bowel endometriosis requires bowel resection if the size is estimated to exceed 3cm, to affect 50% of the bowel's diameter or to induce a stenosis. Different techniques could be proposed such as a segmental bowel resection, a discoid resection or a stapled resection.
Concerning the rate of complications, it has been published that mucosal skinning is associated with fewer complications than segmental resection.
Recently, robotic assisted laparoscopy was used for the treatment of advanced stage endometriosis; however, it is associated with an increased operative time and a longer hospital stay.

To conclude, a skilled surgical team is necessary to perform the complete removal of lesions without increasing the risk of complications and to obtain good results in terms of pelvic pain and fertility.
M Nisolle
Lecture
4 years ago
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77 likes
0 comments
23:49
DIE and laparoscopic treatment
Hormone therapy was designed to suppress estrogen synthesis and to reduce the size of ectopic endometrial implants. However, the recurrence of pain after cessation is estimated at 50% and indicates that surgery is required for symptomatic patients.
Conservative surgery is effective in terms of pain reduction if complete excision is obtained, and consequently a preoperative assessment is mandatory to put forward a multidisciplinary approach in specialized centers.
In cases of excision of the nodular lesion by means of mucosal skinning, the resection of uterosacral ligaments and of the posterior vaginal fornix is usually recommended. A comparison between standard and reverse laparoscopic techniques demonstrated a statistically significant lower rate of major postoperative complications by using the reverse technique.
Bowel endometriosis requires bowel resection if the size is estimated to exceed 3cm, to affect 50% of the bowel's diameter or to induce a stenosis. Different techniques could be proposed such as a segmental bowel resection, a discoid resection or a stapled resection.
Concerning the rate of complications, it has been published that mucosal skinning is associated with fewer complications than segmental resection.
Recently, robotic assisted laparoscopy was used for the treatment of advanced stage endometriosis; however, it is associated with an increased operative time and a longer hospital stay.

To conclude, a skilled surgical team is necessary to perform the complete removal of lesions without increasing the risk of complications and to obtain good results in terms of pelvic pain and fertility.
The indications of transvaginal endoscopy for diagnosis and treatment of infertility
Standard laparoscopy is frequently postponed and omitted in the exploration of the infertile patient. It is a rather invasive and not innocuous procedure. However, direct endoscopic visualization of the pelvis and the uterine cavity is still considered the gold standard and it is preferred over indirect imaging techniques.
The transvaginal single access approach offers the opportunity to explore the uterus and tubo-ovarian organs in an ambulatory “one-stop fertility” clinical setting. Only direct visualization of the pelvis allows for an accurate diagnosis of minimal endometriosis, tubo-ovarian adhesions, sequellae of PID. When indicated, the procedure was completed with a patency test, salpingoscopy and hysteroscopy. In patients without obvious pelvic pathology, transvafinal endoscopy (TVE) can be used as a first-line diagnostic procedure without postponing an early diagnosis and accurate therapy.
Because of the easy access to the fossa ovarica, the preferred implantation site of endometriosis, limited surgical procedures such as adhesiolysis become possible, the same goes for the treatment of ovarian endometrioma, and ovarian drilling. It allows for an accurate and meticulous dissection of peri-ovarian adhesions and hydroflotation is very helpful in the identification of the exact cleavage plane between the different organs. Small scissors, forceps, and a bipolar coagulation probe are used. A meticulous hemostasis is mandatory, as bleeding will disturb visualization in a watery medium. In case of endometriosis, after the endometrioma has been opened, the chocolate fluid is removed and the inner site of the cyst is superfluously rinsed. The bipolar probe is used to fulgurate the inner endometrial layering.
To drill the ovarian capsule, we use a 5 French bipolar needle (Karl Storz, Tuttlingen, Germany). On each ovary, 5 to 10 punctures were created preferentially at the antero-lateral side of the ovary. The 5 French bipolar needle is gently pushed against the ovarian surface and current is activated with an energy output of 70 Watts. The procedure was carried out in the ambulatory patient in a one-day clinical setting.
S Gordts
Lecture
4 years ago
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31 likes
0 comments
30:53
The indications of transvaginal endoscopy for diagnosis and treatment of infertility
Standard laparoscopy is frequently postponed and omitted in the exploration of the infertile patient. It is a rather invasive and not innocuous procedure. However, direct endoscopic visualization of the pelvis and the uterine cavity is still considered the gold standard and it is preferred over indirect imaging techniques.
The transvaginal single access approach offers the opportunity to explore the uterus and tubo-ovarian organs in an ambulatory “one-stop fertility” clinical setting. Only direct visualization of the pelvis allows for an accurate diagnosis of minimal endometriosis, tubo-ovarian adhesions, sequellae of PID. When indicated, the procedure was completed with a patency test, salpingoscopy and hysteroscopy. In patients without obvious pelvic pathology, transvafinal endoscopy (TVE) can be used as a first-line diagnostic procedure without postponing an early diagnosis and accurate therapy.
Because of the easy access to the fossa ovarica, the preferred implantation site of endometriosis, limited surgical procedures such as adhesiolysis become possible, the same goes for the treatment of ovarian endometrioma, and ovarian drilling. It allows for an accurate and meticulous dissection of peri-ovarian adhesions and hydroflotation is very helpful in the identification of the exact cleavage plane between the different organs. Small scissors, forceps, and a bipolar coagulation probe are used. A meticulous hemostasis is mandatory, as bleeding will disturb visualization in a watery medium. In case of endometriosis, after the endometrioma has been opened, the chocolate fluid is removed and the inner site of the cyst is superfluously rinsed. The bipolar probe is used to fulgurate the inner endometrial layering.
To drill the ovarian capsule, we use a 5 French bipolar needle (Karl Storz, Tuttlingen, Germany). On each ovary, 5 to 10 punctures were created preferentially at the antero-lateral side of the ovary. The 5 French bipolar needle is gently pushed against the ovarian surface and current is activated with an energy output of 70 Watts. The procedure was carried out in the ambulatory patient in a one-day clinical setting.
Laparoscopic management of pelvic floor relaxation
In this key lecture, Professor JB Dubuisson discusses the indications, technique and results of surgical alternatives to sacrocolpopexy (namely the gold standard technique for POP surgery): laparoscopic lateral suspension with mesh (TiLOOP® mesh used) to treat cystocele and hysterocele or vaginal vault prolapse, (underlining the importance to associate, in these cases, a posterior compartment laparoscopic or vaginal procedure to avoid secondary rectocele); laparoscopic paravaginal repair for site-specific repair (cystocele/lateral cystocele), and finally, laparoscopic spinofixation for site-specific repair of isolated vaginal vault descent or post-prolapse treatment. Of note, a short consideration about titanized polypropylene meshes is made.
JB Dubuisson
Lecture
4 years ago
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31 likes
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22:01
Laparoscopic management of pelvic floor relaxation
In this key lecture, Professor JB Dubuisson discusses the indications, technique and results of surgical alternatives to sacrocolpopexy (namely the gold standard technique for POP surgery): laparoscopic lateral suspension with mesh (TiLOOP® mesh used) to treat cystocele and hysterocele or vaginal vault prolapse, (underlining the importance to associate, in these cases, a posterior compartment laparoscopic or vaginal procedure to avoid secondary rectocele); laparoscopic paravaginal repair for site-specific repair (cystocele/lateral cystocele), and finally, laparoscopic spinofixation for site-specific repair of isolated vaginal vault descent or post-prolapse treatment. Of note, a short consideration about titanized polypropylene meshes is made.
Management of a severe bleeding during laparoscopy for recurrent rectovaginal endometriosis
This case demonstrates the potential danger of a repetitive surgery after an incomplete resection of rectovaginal endometriosis. A severe bleeding occurred during the dissection of the recurrent nodule. It was managed through multiple coagulations, which could only be performed safely and effectively because important landmarks had been identified and retracted prior to resecting the nodule. A key point in the surgery was also circumventing the nodule in order to pass in sano as the bleeding came from vessels entrapped in fibrosis and scarring tissue which could not be effectively coagulated.
A Wattiez, R Murtada, G Centini, R Fernandes, K Afors, C Meza Paul, J Castellano
Surgical intervention
4 years ago
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59 likes
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08:06
Management of a severe bleeding during laparoscopy for recurrent rectovaginal endometriosis
This case demonstrates the potential danger of a repetitive surgery after an incomplete resection of rectovaginal endometriosis. A severe bleeding occurred during the dissection of the recurrent nodule. It was managed through multiple coagulations, which could only be performed safely and effectively because important landmarks had been identified and retracted prior to resecting the nodule. A key point in the surgery was also circumventing the nodule in order to pass in sano as the bleeding came from vessels entrapped in fibrosis and scarring tissue which could not be effectively coagulated.
Laparoscopic ileocaecal and sigmoid resection with transanal natural orifice specimen extraction (NOSE) for endometriosis
In 12 to 30% of endometriosis cases, the disease is located in the bowel. Caecum and small bowel endometriosis are found in only 3.6% and 7% respectively of those cases while the sigmoid colon and the rectum are most commonly affected in 85% of cases. The laparoscopic management of this disease has evolved drastically over the last decade, and even delicate cases such as small bowel endometriosis can be completely managed by laparoscopy. It is key to be locally invasive towards the disease but conservative with regards to organ function preservation. The specimen will be extracted through natural orifices and without any ileostomy. Our patients are commonly young and healthy women who will certainly benefit from a tailored surgery with immediate symptom relief in addition to minimum abdominal scarring can have a significant positive impact on patient’s psychological well-being and subsequent recovery.
In the present case, we present a 36-year old woman who was diagnosed with endometriosis and presented with 3 episodes of bowel pseudo-obstruction and dyschezia, and put under medical treatment. She was found to have multiple endometriotic nodules, with concurrent ileocaecal and rectosigmoid disease, for which a double bowel resection with transanal natural orifice specimen extraction (NOSE) was performed without complications.
A Wattiez, J Leroy, C Meza Paul, K Afors, J Castellano, G Centini, R Fernandes, R Murtada
Surgical intervention
4 years ago
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46 likes
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38:15
Laparoscopic ileocaecal and sigmoid resection with transanal natural orifice specimen extraction (NOSE) for endometriosis
In 12 to 30% of endometriosis cases, the disease is located in the bowel. Caecum and small bowel endometriosis are found in only 3.6% and 7% respectively of those cases while the sigmoid colon and the rectum are most commonly affected in 85% of cases. The laparoscopic management of this disease has evolved drastically over the last decade, and even delicate cases such as small bowel endometriosis can be completely managed by laparoscopy. It is key to be locally invasive towards the disease but conservative with regards to organ function preservation. The specimen will be extracted through natural orifices and without any ileostomy. Our patients are commonly young and healthy women who will certainly benefit from a tailored surgery with immediate symptom relief in addition to minimum abdominal scarring can have a significant positive impact on patient’s psychological well-being and subsequent recovery.
In the present case, we present a 36-year old woman who was diagnosed with endometriosis and presented with 3 episodes of bowel pseudo-obstruction and dyschezia, and put under medical treatment. She was found to have multiple endometriotic nodules, with concurrent ileocaecal and rectosigmoid disease, for which a double bowel resection with transanal natural orifice specimen extraction (NOSE) was performed without complications.
Tubal surgery - neosalpingostomy
The functionality of the uterine (Fallopian) tube depends on the patency of the tubal lumen and on the integrity of the tubal mucosa. The tubal mucosa consists of 3 to 5 major folds and several minor folds with secondary folds on the top. Ciliated cells cover the folds. The tubal transport of gametes and embryos is a result of the ciliary beating activity and of the contractility of the tube through its muscular structure. The tubal mucosa is fragile and is very sensitive to infections such as Chlamydia, gonorrhea. In the most severe cases, the distal tubal end will be blocked with the formation of a hydrosalpinx.
In case of hydrosalpinx, tubal surgery should always be performed. Depending upon the remaining quality of the tubal mucosa, a decision has to be made favoring either salpingostomy or salpingectomy.
S Gordts
Lecture
5 years ago
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38 likes
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18:47
Tubal surgery - neosalpingostomy
The functionality of the uterine (Fallopian) tube depends on the patency of the tubal lumen and on the integrity of the tubal mucosa. The tubal mucosa consists of 3 to 5 major folds and several minor folds with secondary folds on the top. Ciliated cells cover the folds. The tubal transport of gametes and embryos is a result of the ciliary beating activity and of the contractility of the tube through its muscular structure. The tubal mucosa is fragile and is very sensitive to infections such as Chlamydia, gonorrhea. In the most severe cases, the distal tubal end will be blocked with the formation of a hydrosalpinx.
In case of hydrosalpinx, tubal surgery should always be performed. Depending upon the remaining quality of the tubal mucosa, a decision has to be made favoring either salpingostomy or salpingectomy.
Transvaginal laparoscopy: subtle lesions and infertility
Transvaginal laparoscopy is performed as a simple needle puncture technique of the pouch of Douglas in patients without an obvious pelvic pathology. An obliterated pouch of Douglas and acute situations such as bleeding and infections are contraindications. As a distension medium, a watery solution such as Ringer lactate is used. This keeps organs afloat. Without extra manipulation, ovaries and tubes can be inspected in their natural position. In absence of a high intra-abdominal pressure as in standard laparoscopy, subtle lesions are not masked but become clearly visible due to the watery distension medium. The transvaginal approach also provides easy access to perform a salpingoscopy and allows the detection of subtle tubal mucosal lesions. The technique allows early detection of peritoneal and ovarian endometriosis with the possibility of early treatment.
S Gordts
Lecture
5 years ago
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25 likes
0 comments
23:35
Transvaginal laparoscopy: subtle lesions and infertility
Transvaginal laparoscopy is performed as a simple needle puncture technique of the pouch of Douglas in patients without an obvious pelvic pathology. An obliterated pouch of Douglas and acute situations such as bleeding and infections are contraindications. As a distension medium, a watery solution such as Ringer lactate is used. This keeps organs afloat. Without extra manipulation, ovaries and tubes can be inspected in their natural position. In absence of a high intra-abdominal pressure as in standard laparoscopy, subtle lesions are not masked but become clearly visible due to the watery distension medium. The transvaginal approach also provides easy access to perform a salpingoscopy and allows the detection of subtle tubal mucosal lesions. The technique allows early detection of peritoneal and ovarian endometriosis with the possibility of early treatment.
Tubal reversal
In several countries, tubal sterilization is frequently used as a definitive form of anti-conception. However, 2 to 13% of women come to express regret and 1 to 3% will have a reversal. Regret is frequently due to change of partner, dead of infant or for psychological reasons. As for laparotomy and also laparoscopy, tubal reversal should always be performed using the principles of microsurgery and gentle tissue handling.
Depending upon the place of tubal ligation, tubal anastomosis can be isthmo-isthmic, isthmo-ampullary, ampullo-ampullary, ampullo-cornual, and isthmo-cornual.
Mean pregnancy rate after tubal reversal is reported to be between 60 and 85%. Additionally, in patients older than 39, an intrauterine pregnancy rate of 40 to 50% can be achieved.
S Gordts
Lecture
5 years ago
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17:55
Tubal reversal
In several countries, tubal sterilization is frequently used as a definitive form of anti-conception. However, 2 to 13% of women come to express regret and 1 to 3% will have a reversal. Regret is frequently due to change of partner, dead of infant or for psychological reasons. As for laparotomy and also laparoscopy, tubal reversal should always be performed using the principles of microsurgery and gentle tissue handling.
Depending upon the place of tubal ligation, tubal anastomosis can be isthmo-isthmic, isthmo-ampullary, ampullo-ampullary, ampullo-cornual, and isthmo-cornual.
Mean pregnancy rate after tubal reversal is reported to be between 60 and 85%. Additionally, in patients older than 39, an intrauterine pregnancy rate of 40 to 50% can be achieved.
Hysteroscopic treatment option of hydrosalpinx to improve pregnancy rate
Hydrosalpinges adversely affect fertility and IVF outcomes. The toxic environment affects the endometrium and embryo implantation. Prospective randomized multicentric trials of salpingectomy prior to IVF clearly demonstrate a 2-fold increase in IVF success rates and should be recommended to all women with hydrosalpinges planning IVF. However, salpingectomy impairs regional vascular network, compromising ovarian function and induction of ovulation. In cases with severe pelvic adhesions, this risk and other operative complications increase during salpingectomy or tubal ligation. Micro-insert proximal end occlusion by hysteroscopy is another option to occlude and treat salpingectomy in an office set-up. Seven studies published on the topic have demonstrated generally positive results and success rates of pregnancies comprised between 36% and 64%. Proximal tubal occlusion using micro-inserts seem to be effective, fast, “low risk” in the management of severe forms of hydrosalpinges.
V Tanos
Lecture
5 years ago
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13:28
Hysteroscopic treatment option of hydrosalpinx to improve pregnancy rate
Hydrosalpinges adversely affect fertility and IVF outcomes. The toxic environment affects the endometrium and embryo implantation. Prospective randomized multicentric trials of salpingectomy prior to IVF clearly demonstrate a 2-fold increase in IVF success rates and should be recommended to all women with hydrosalpinges planning IVF. However, salpingectomy impairs regional vascular network, compromising ovarian function and induction of ovulation. In cases with severe pelvic adhesions, this risk and other operative complications increase during salpingectomy or tubal ligation. Micro-insert proximal end occlusion by hysteroscopy is another option to occlude and treat salpingectomy in an office set-up. Seven studies published on the topic have demonstrated generally positive results and success rates of pregnancies comprised between 36% and 64%. Proximal tubal occlusion using micro-inserts seem to be effective, fast, “low risk” in the management of severe forms of hydrosalpinges.
Hysteroscopic polypectomy
Chronic endometrial inflammation, endometrial erosion and vascular dilatation are usually prominent characteristics in cases with polyp(s). Abnormal bleeding is a frequent symptom due to vascular fragility and surface erosion. Tubocornual polyps interfere with oocyte/embryo transport and implantation. Trials have shown the effectiveness of hysteroscopic polypectomy in enhancing fertility. Using appropriate instruments and techniques, further to a suitable training, hysteroscopic polypectomy can be performed in the office setting without limitations of size, location, histological structure, and number of polyps. The surgical removal of big polyps by shavers and morcellators can reduce learning curve and increase patient safety.
V Tanos
Lecture
5 years ago
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12:51
Hysteroscopic polypectomy
Chronic endometrial inflammation, endometrial erosion and vascular dilatation are usually prominent characteristics in cases with polyp(s). Abnormal bleeding is a frequent symptom due to vascular fragility and surface erosion. Tubocornual polyps interfere with oocyte/embryo transport and implantation. Trials have shown the effectiveness of hysteroscopic polypectomy in enhancing fertility. Using appropriate instruments and techniques, further to a suitable training, hysteroscopic polypectomy can be performed in the office setting without limitations of size, location, histological structure, and number of polyps. The surgical removal of big polyps by shavers and morcellators can reduce learning curve and increase patient safety.
Bowel obstruction: a late complication after laparoscopic colposacropexy
This video illustrates the case of a patient with bowel adherent to an exposed portion of mesh used for treatment of a previous apical prolapse. The patient presents with abdominal symptoms following a laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy.
In this video, Professor Wattiez performs an extensive pelvic adhesiolysis, detaching the bowel from the mesh, and identifying adequate correction of vaginal prolapse, without any sign of infection. Reperitonization of the vaginal vault and the long arm (sacrum arm) of the mesh was also performed.
This unique case highlights the importance of peritonization when using mesh. Complications such as mesh exposure may occur, however this can be appropriately managed laparoscopically.
A Wattiez, J Castellano, R Fernandes, G Centini, C Meza Paul, K Afors
Surgical intervention
5 years ago
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23:25
Bowel obstruction: a late complication after laparoscopic colposacropexy
This video illustrates the case of a patient with bowel adherent to an exposed portion of mesh used for treatment of a previous apical prolapse. The patient presents with abdominal symptoms following a laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy.
In this video, Professor Wattiez performs an extensive pelvic adhesiolysis, detaching the bowel from the mesh, and identifying adequate correction of vaginal prolapse, without any sign of infection. Reperitonization of the vaginal vault and the long arm (sacrum arm) of the mesh was also performed.
This unique case highlights the importance of peritonization when using mesh. Complications such as mesh exposure may occur, however this can be appropriately managed laparoscopically.
Laparoscopic treatment of a deep endometriotic nodule in the ischiatic tuberosity
In this challenging surgery performed by Professor Arnaud Wattiez, we present the case of a 39-year-old woman suffering from deep infiltrating endometriosis and infertility with no previous surgeries. The patient presented with chronic pelvic pain, dyschezia, and dyspareunia. Preoperative workup included MRI and rectosigmoidoscopy. MRI revealed a nodule at the level of the right uterosacral ligament. Rectosigmoidoscopy revealed a bulging of the anterior rectal wall located at 6cm from the anal verge where biopsy revealed fibrosis. The patient’s physical examination demonstrated the presence of a retrouterine nodule at the site of the right uterosacral ligament measuring 3cm.
A Wattiez, R Fernandes, M Puga, J Alves, C Redondo Guisasola
Surgical intervention
5 years ago
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03:00
Laparoscopic treatment of a deep endometriotic nodule in the ischiatic tuberosity
In this challenging surgery performed by Professor Arnaud Wattiez, we present the case of a 39-year-old woman suffering from deep infiltrating endometriosis and infertility with no previous surgeries. The patient presented with chronic pelvic pain, dyschezia, and dyspareunia. Preoperative workup included MRI and rectosigmoidoscopy. MRI revealed a nodule at the level of the right uterosacral ligament. Rectosigmoidoscopy revealed a bulging of the anterior rectal wall located at 6cm from the anal verge where biopsy revealed fibrosis. The patient’s physical examination demonstrated the presence of a retrouterine nodule at the site of the right uterosacral ligament measuring 3cm.
Laparoscopic segmental resection in a patient with deep infiltrating endometriosis
We present the case of a 33-year-old-woman suffering from deep infiltrating endometriosis. In her previous history, three laparoscopies had been performed due to endometriosis. In the first two laparoscopies, bilateral ovarian cystectomies had been carried out while the third laparoscopy had been indicated to puncture the ovaries after hormonal stimulation for in vitro fertilization (IVF), due to the impossibility of reaching follicles transvaginally.
The patient presented with dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia and dyschezia, as well as rectorrhagia and diarrhea. The patient’s physical examination demonstrated the presence of a retrouterine mass suggestive of adhesions. Preoperative work-up included MRI and colonoscopy. MRI showed an endometriotic nodule affecting the rectosigmoid junction and infiltrating its wall. A colonoscopy was performed and allowed to visualize the endometriotic nodule.
A Wattiez, C Redondo Guisasola, M Puga, J Alves, R Fernandes
Surgical intervention
5 years ago
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18:50
Laparoscopic segmental resection in a patient with deep infiltrating endometriosis
We present the case of a 33-year-old-woman suffering from deep infiltrating endometriosis. In her previous history, three laparoscopies had been performed due to endometriosis. In the first two laparoscopies, bilateral ovarian cystectomies had been carried out while the third laparoscopy had been indicated to puncture the ovaries after hormonal stimulation for in vitro fertilization (IVF), due to the impossibility of reaching follicles transvaginally.
The patient presented with dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia and dyschezia, as well as rectorrhagia and diarrhea. The patient’s physical examination demonstrated the presence of a retrouterine mass suggestive of adhesions. Preoperative work-up included MRI and colonoscopy. MRI showed an endometriotic nodule affecting the rectosigmoid junction and infiltrating its wall. A colonoscopy was performed and allowed to visualize the endometriotic nodule.
Laparoscopic colposacropexy for the treatment of an apical defect in a patient with previous total hysterectomy
We present the case of a 69-year-old patient who suffered from an elytrocele. Previously, she had undergone a total hysterectomy with anterior and posterior colpoperineoplasty due to the presence of a grade 2 cystocele, without urinary incontinence. The management of genital prolapse requires a thorough knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the female pelvic floor. This video outlines the main steps to follow for the repair of an apical defect with no true rectocele or cystocele. It also offers a very good insight of the specific issues to be considered when performing dissection and mesh fixation in specific situations, such as distortion of the normal anatomy due to the scarring process from a previous surgery and obesity. This surgery was performed and streamed live.
A Wattiez, C Redondo Guisasola, M Puga, F Asencio
Surgical intervention
5 years ago
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77 likes
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18:00
Laparoscopic colposacropexy for the treatment of an apical defect in a patient with previous total hysterectomy
We present the case of a 69-year-old patient who suffered from an elytrocele. Previously, she had undergone a total hysterectomy with anterior and posterior colpoperineoplasty due to the presence of a grade 2 cystocele, without urinary incontinence. The management of genital prolapse requires a thorough knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the female pelvic floor. This video outlines the main steps to follow for the repair of an apical defect with no true rectocele or cystocele. It also offers a very good insight of the specific issues to be considered when performing dissection and mesh fixation in specific situations, such as distortion of the normal anatomy due to the scarring process from a previous surgery and obesity. This surgery was performed and streamed live.