Objective: To describe the technique and report perioperative outcomes of transvaginal contained extraction of surgical specimens at laparoscopic myomectomy. Design: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data. Setting: Two Italian referral centres for gynaecological minimally invasive surgery. Population: Consecutive patients who underwent laparoscopic myomectomy. Methods: Tissue extraction was accomplished following laparoscopic myomectomy in a specimen retrieval bag via a posterior colpotomy incision. If morcellation was necessary, this was performed extracorporeally, using a scalpel within the specimen retrieval pouch, whose edges were exteriorised through the vaginal introitus. Main outcome measures: Intra- and postoperative complications. Results: A total of 316 women underwent transvaginal specimen retrieval with enclosed manual morcellation. The mean myomectomy specimen weight was 154 ± 128 g, and the mean operative time was 79 ± 26 minutes. No intraoperative complications occurred related to the specimen extraction or morcellation technique, or from rupture of the retrieval bag. Two (0.6%) women had a haemoperitoneum that spontaneously resolved and 16 (5.1%) had fever postoperatively. The final pathological diagnosis was benign in all cases. At the 30-day follow-up, no pelvic infection, vaginal dehiscence, or complaints of dyspareunia were recorded. Conclusions: Contained transvaginal extraction of fibroid specimens can be performed safely and efficiently in most women undergoing laparoscopic myomectomy. This technique represents a valuable minimally invasive alternative to intracorporeal morcellation. Tweetable abstract: Transvaginal contained morcellation at laparoscopic myomectomy is a valuable alternative to intracorporeal morcellation.
|Titolo:||Transvaginal contained tissue extraction after laparoscopic myomectomy: A cohort study|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
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