Richard L. Heaton

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INTRODUCTION Laparoscopic hysterectomy for large fibroid uteri is technically a difficult procedure. In this article, we report our experience with fibroid uteri >1 kg in weight. MATERIALS AND METHODS An intent-to-treat study. RESULTS From 2003 to 2009, 13 patients were successfully treated for large fibroid uteri with postoperative specimens weighing(More)
Endometriosis may in severe cases lead to obliteration of the anterior and/or posterior cul-de-sacs in the female pelvis. The anterior cul-de-sac is generally less commonly affected. This type of cases usually presents a challenge for the operating surgeon, whether via open route or through laparoscopy. In this paper, we present an illustrative case and(More)
OBJECTIVE In this paper we present our observation of a specific sign on transvaginal ultrasound that may help basic minimal invasive surgeons diagnose vesico-uterine adhesions preoperatively. METHODS The ultrasound images of the latest eleven patients who were preoperatively diagnosed with vesico-uterine adhesions using transvaginal ultrasound were(More)
Uterine lipoleiomyomas are rare benign tumors that mostly affect the uterine corpus. We are reporting the imaging and operative procedure of a very rare case of a large lipoleiomyoma of the uterine cervix combined with an occult adult ovarian granulosa cell tumor. The patient was treated with minimal invasive surgery.
Pelvic adhesions affecting the uterine adnexa or cul-de-sacs are a common finding in gynaecological surgery. We present a referred patient with a history of laparoscopic hysterectomy and right salpingo-oophorectomy and an unresected left ovarian mass causing ovarian retention syndrome. The left ovarian complex was hidden in the left pararectal space. The(More)
It is currently undisputed that cystoscopy is required after each hysterectomy to confirm the integrity of the urinary tract before leaving the operating room. Sometimes, secondary findings are detected on cystoscopy like interstitial cystitis and exophytic tumors. We are reporting a case of asymptomatic bladder cancer discovered incidentally during a(More)
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