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J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2018 Jul - Aug;25(5):768. doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2017.10.023. Epub 2017 Nov 22.

Laparoscopic Single-Incision Supracervical Hysterectomy for an Extremely Large Uterus with Bag Tissue Extraction.

Author information

1
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas; Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. Electronic address: xiaoming@bcm.edu.
2
Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.
3
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To describe and demonstrate the single-incision laparoscopic technique with an articulated energy device for a uterus larger than 20 cm.

DESIGN:

Stepwise demonstration of the single-site surgical technique and tissue extraction with narrated video footage (Canadian Task Force classification III).

SETTING:

Single-incision laparoscopic hysterectomy can be difficult because of the long operating time, steep learning curve, and need for articulated instruments, and it is especially challenging in patients with a uterus larger than 20 cm. However, the advantages of single-site laparoscopic surgery may include less bleeding, infection, and pain and a better cosmetic outcome.

INTERVENTIONS:

A 49-year-old G3P3 female with a 24 weeks-sized fibroid uterus requesting supracervical hysterectomy presented to our tertiary academic medical center with a 2-year history of pelvic pain and menorrhagia with a normal Pap smear history. Uterine weight was 1900 g. Laparoscopic single-incision supracervical hysterectomy with contained bag tissue extraction was performed. Rotating between the patient's right and left side allowed the surgeon to access the entire abdomen from a single umbilical port. There was no complications or conversions to multiport in the surgery.

CONCLUSION:

Single-incision laparoscopic hysterectomy for a uterus larger than 20 cm is possible and leads to better outcomes.

KEYWORDS:

Contained bag tissue extraction; Laparoscopic; Single site; Supracervical hysterectomy

PMID:
29081383
DOI:
10.1016/j.jmig.2017.10.023

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