Transvaginal Single-Port Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery for Benign Uterine Adnexal Pathologies

Ki Hoon Ahn, Jae Yun Song, Sun Haeng Kim, Kyu Wan Lee, Tak Kim

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    Abstract

    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)631-635
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
    Volume19
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012 Sep

    Keywords

    • Adnexa uteri
    • Single port
    • Transvaginal natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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