Michael James Cooper

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BACKGROUND Endometriosis commonly presents with a range of symptoms none of which are particularly specific for the condition, often resulting in misdiagnosis or delay in diagnosis. AIM To investigate gastrointestinal symptoms in women with endometriosis and compare their frequency with that of the classical gynaecological symptoms. METHODS Systematic(More)
PURPOSE Surgical treatment of females with rectal endometriosis is challenging. The aim of this study was to review the results of laparoscopic intervention in the management of females with this complex disorder. METHOD All cases of complex tertiary referral pelvic endometriosis requiring laparoscopic surgical intervention of the rectum were identified(More)
BACKGROUND Rectal endometriosis can cause debilitating symptoms. Rectal resection in this setting has been shown to improve symptoms; however, there remain some reservations about this intervention because of the risk of complications such as anastomotic leak and rectovaginal fistula. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to review our experience with rectal(More)
Intestinal involvement in endometriosis is thought to occur in up to 12% of all endometriosis cases. While colorectal resection is being increasingly advocated as a feasible management option in patients with severe disease, there still remains significant resistance towards this surgery. This article aims to review the current literature to determine the(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify various aspects of laparoscopic entry technique and visceral injury experienced by members of the Australian Gynaecological Endoscopy Society (AGES). DESIGN A retrospective mailed survey. SAMPLE All members of the Australian Gynaecological Endoscopy Society (AGES). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Numbers of bowel and major retroperitoneal(More)
OBJECTIVE To clarify the rate of major intra-operative and post-operative complications experienced during excisional surgery for endometriosis. DESIGN Prospective multi-centre observational study set in two University teaching hospitals and three private hospitals in Sydney, Australia. All consecutive subjects undergoing laparoscopic excisional surgery(More)
Dear Editor, The article by Ruffo et al. [1] describes a single-center series of 750 segmental resections of the mid or low rectum for deeply infiltrating endometriosis. Although the authors’ relatively low complication rate is impressive, we are concerned about the large number of low or very low anastomoses being performed in otherwise well and young(More)
The aim of this study was to review the functional and psychological outcomes of subjects with vaginal aplasia undergoing a laparoscopic creation of a neovagina (Vecchietti procedure). A semi-structured telephone interview was undertaken of five consecutive subjects who underwent the procedure in the preceding three years. Information was obtained with(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine fertility outcomes following laparoscopic tubal re-anastomosis. DESIGN Retrospective mail follow-up. SETTING Specialised private gynaecological endoscopy practice. POPULATION OR SAMPLE 19 women who underwent laparoscopic tubal reanastomosis following tubal sterilisation. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Pregnancy rate and 'take home(More)
A consecutive series of 16 cases of psoas abscess managed over a 10-year period at the Bristol Royal Infirmary is presented. Tuberculosis accounted for 4 patients all normally resident in the United Kingdom. Intrabdominal inflammatory disorders accounted for 9 of the cases with Crohn's disease being the commonest of these with 5 cases. The remaining(More)