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OBJECTIVE To examine the results of transcervical resection of submucous fibroids in relation to the degree of intramural extension. METHODS A prospective 3-year observational study was performed of transcervical resection of submucous fibroids for abnormal uterine bleeding. The mean follow-up was 20 months (range 10-34). Fifty-one patients with a mean(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of recurrent miscarriage in women with a septate uterus has increased. Restoration of the morphology of the uterus can hypothetically increase live birth rate and subsequent pregnancies in women with a septate uterus and recurrent miscarriage. OBJECTIVES To determine whether hysteroscopic metroplasty in women with a septate(More)
At present, there are only few data on the surgical outcomes of laparoscopic hysterectomy (LH). Up till now, it has been unclear whether there is a difference in number of complications among the subcategories of laparoscopic total hysterectomy and laparoscopic subtotal hysterectomy (LSH). Therefore, we have performed a retrospective analysis to evaluate(More)
BACKGROUND Over the last decades minimally invasive surgical techniques are increasingly used to treat symptomatic leiomyomas, providing the patient decreased morbidity and more rapid return to daily activities. Morcellation is the fragmentation of a large mass into smaller pieces to make resection through port incisions possible. Over the last year there(More)
OBJECTIVE 1045 diagnostic hysteroscopic procedures performed throughout six consecutive years were evaluated, focussing on its value in diagnosing endometrial hyperplasia and carcinoma. DESIGN Retrospective study performed in the gynaecological endoscopy clinic of a training hospital. Subjects were 1045 pre- and post-menopausal patients. RESULTS A(More)
Fibroids are the most common benign uterine tumours. A relation between fibroids and infertility is suggested. Successful implantation depends on a normal, receptive endometrium. Fibroids can change the normal appearance of the uterine cavity and can adversely affect the endometrium. It seems that treatment of fibroids in infertility patients is useful but(More)
BACKGROUND Endometriosis is a common disease, especially in subfertile women. The most common location is in the pelvis, but extragenital locations are also possible. This far less common condition has been described in almost all tissues in the body. Symptoms occurring cyclically are characteristic of endometriosis. CASE DESCRIPTION A 37-year-old woman(More)
A laparoscopic tubectomy in the lithotomy position was performed on a healthy 31-year-old woman, as treatment following an extra-uterine pregnancy. The operation proceeded without complications and took 60 minutes. However, on the third day following surgery the woman was diagnosed with compartment syndrome, which was treated with three-compartment(More)
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