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STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate the feasibility and safety of hysterectomy in benign disease using transvaginal natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES). DESIGN Prospective observational study (Canadian Task Force classification II-3). SETTING Tertiary referral medical center. PATIENTS From May 2010 to August 2011, consecutive patients who(More)
To present the initial operative outcome and comparative data among patients undergoing single-port laparoscopic myomectomy (SPLM). A prospective, observational study of all patients who underwent SPLM was performed. The demographic and operative data, including age, body mass index, operative indications, operative time, estimated blood loss,(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aims to evaluate the long-term safety and efficacy of laparoscopic staging surgery (LSS) for endometrial cancer in Taiwanese women. MATERIALS AND METHODS This is a longitudinal study of prospectively registered 105 patients who underwent LSS for endometrial cancer between June 1995 and June 2008. RESULTS The mean duration of surgery(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of topical imiquimod for the treatment of persistent human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in patients with or without cervical/vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN/VAIN). METHODS Patients with persistent HPV infection (≥ 1 year) after a history of treatment for cervical or vaginal neoplasm but normal(More)
Intramural pregnancy is a rare form of ectopic pregnancy, wherein the fetus is implanted within the myometrium, separate from the endometrial cavity. In the early reported cases, a diagnosis was only possible after an operation for uterine rupture; however, recent developments in ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging assist in early diagnosis.(More)
OBJECTIVE Intravenous/intravascular leiomyomatosis is characterized by intravenous proliferation of a histologically benign smooth muscle cell tumor mass that is non-tissue-invasive. Although benign, intravenous leiomyomatosis may cause remarkable systematic complications, presents significant diagnostic difficulties, and also is characterized by a(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the accessibility of transumbilical single-port laparoscopy for hysterectomy in difficult conditions. MATERIALS AND METHODS This prospective observational study recruited patients with benign diseases who were scheduled for laparoscopic hysterectomy between March 2010 and October 2011 to undergo the transumbilical single-port(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to present our experience with a novel approach called the pierce and push (PP) method which uses a stainless steel centimeter probe instead of a 5 mm claw forceps to enucleate fibroids in a laparoscopic myomectomy (LM). METHODS A retrospective chart review of 90 women with symptomatic uterine fibroids who underwent an(More)