Dina J Chamsy

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STUDY OBJECTIVE To describe a series of intraperitoneal perforated intrauterine contraception devices (IUDs) and to discuss associated findings, methods for diagnosis, and management of this complication. DESIGN Retrospective review of surgical database between 1998 and 2012 (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). SETTING University medical center.(More)
A new class of suturing material, barbed suture, was recently added to the surgeon's armamentarium. It was initially used in open surgery for soft tissue approximation. Its applications in laparoscopic surgery quickly flourished because it eliminates the time-consuming process of extracorporeal and intracorporeal knot tying. Data supporting the use of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the clinical utility of hemoglobin level testing in guiding postoperative care following total laparoscopic hysterectomies performed for benign indications. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. RESULTS A total of 629 women underwent total laparoscopic hysterectomies during the 24 month study period. Only 16 (2.5%) developed(More)
BACKGROUND Endometriosis is a benign gynecologic disorder that affects women of reproductive age. It can be asymptomatic or can cause pelvic pain or subfertility. On rare occasions it may manifest outside of the pelvis, leading to a multitude of symptoms that can be life-threatening if proper diagnosis is delayed. CASE A 35-year-old, nulliparous female(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To demonstrate surgical maneuvers to facilitate laparoscopic excision of sacrocolpopexy mesh and prevent potential complications. DESIGN Step-by-step illustration of various surgical techniques using a video compiled from 3 laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy mesh excision procedures performed at Magee-Womens Hospital for various indications(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To describe the laparoscopic repair of bladder and bowel injuries using barbed suture and review postoperative outcomes. DESIGN Retrospective medical chart review (Canadian Task Force classification II-3). SETTING Large academic medical institution. PATIENTS Thirty-three women who underwent laparoscopic repair of the bladder and/or(More)
the uterine cavity is sufficiently large (Fig. 1A-B) to avoid embedment and potentially secondary perforation (Fig. 1C–E). Secondary perforation is usually caused by disproportion between the size of the IUD and the capacity of the uterine cavity. Secondary perforation, the so-called ‘‘migrating device,’’ occurs when an IUD that is known to be in situ 8(More)
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