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OBJECTIVE To investigate the best diagnostic and staging strategy for recurrent ovarian cancer. METHODS The negative predictive value, specificity, positive predictive value, sensitivity, and accuracy rates of the fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positive emission tomography computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) and staging laparoscopy in identifying surgically(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the feasibility of ovarian cyst enucleation by using a laparoendoscopic single-site trocar through a transumbilical access. DESIGN Case reports. SETTING Teaching and research hospital. PATIENT(S) Three patients affected by large ovarian cysts. INTERVENTION(S) Enucleation of three large ovarian cysts by using a laparoendoscopic(More)
This study was designed to compare perioperative outcomes and postoperative pain of standard laparoscopic (S-LPS), minilaparoscopic (M-LPS), and laparoendoscopic single-site (LESS) hysterectomy. A single-institutional, matched, retrospective, cohort study was performed. Between May 2010 and March 2011, 85 consecutive women were submitted to a total(More)
We performed laparoscopic myomectomy for treatment of a large, twisted, subserous myoma at 25 weeks of pregnancy in a woman with acute abdominal pain that did not respond to analgesic therapy. There are few reports in literature about laparoscopic management of uterine leiomyoma during the first half of pregnancy that demonstrate its feasibility in selected(More)
In the last few years, technical advances have produced a dramatic shift from traditional open surgery toward a minimally invasive approach, even in oncological procedures. We present our initial experience with laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) in the surgical treatment of early-stage endometrial cancer patients. Between July 2009 and May 2010,(More)
BACKGROUND Rectosigmoidectomy (RR) with primary anastomosis or pelvic peritonectomy (PP) are often part of an optimal en bloc tumor resection in advanced ovarian cancer (AOC) patients with contiguous extension to or encasement of the reproductive organs, peritoneum of the cul-de-sac and sigmoid colon. We report our experience with two different surgical(More)
OBJECTIVE This prospective randomized pilot study compared the use of the Ligaclip (Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Cincinnati, OH) with bipolar coagulation in preventing lymphoceles after laparoscopic pelvic lymphadenectomy for gynecologic cancer. STUDY DESIGN Thirty patients with gynecologic malignancy, who had laparoscopic pelvic lymphadenectomy were randomly(More)
This study aimed to validate the feasibility, efficacy, and safeness of laparoscopic treatment for benign adnexal diseases through a single transumbilical access in a prospective series of patients. A prospective clinical trial including 30 women was conducted in our teaching and research division. Patients underwent different laparoscopic procedures by the(More)