Transvaginal natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) with pneumoperitoneum has been used in cholecystectomies, appendectomies, and nephrectomies, but transvaginal NOTES using a single port in gynecologic procedures has not been described despite gynecologist familiarity with the vaginal approach. We performed transvaginal single-port NOTES in 10 women with benign uterine adnexal disease: oophorectomy in 3 patients, salpingostomy and salpingectomy in 2 each, and ovarian cystectomy, paratubal cystectomy, and ovarian wedge resection in 1 each. The patients were discharged at 1 or 2 days postoperatively, and were satisfied, with minimal pain, no abdominal scar, and no complications at 2-month follow-up. We conclude that transvaginal single-port NOTES to treat benign uterine adnexal disease is a feasible and attractive option.
- Adnexa uteri
- Single port
- Transvaginal natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology