Sachiko Tokita

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OBJECTIVE Myoma of the uterine cervix is rare, accounting for about 5% of all myomas. Compared with myomas that occur in the uterine corpus, cervical myomas are closer to other organs such as the bladder, ureter, and rectum, and the approach needs to be modified because the organs that have to be considered differ depending on the location of the myoma. We(More)
Because it is minimally invasive, laparoscopic surgery is preferred over open surgery. However, it is often difficult to maintain an adequate surgical field during the procedure. As in open laparotomy, securing an adequate surgical field is important for adequate visualization. We evaluated the effectiveness and safety of the Endoractor, an organ retraction(More)
There are two different types of hysterocopes available: Flexible and rigid. Flexible scopes have the ability to observe the whole intrauterine cavity, but it is difficult to perform an operation on endometrial lesions. Rigid hysteroscopes provide superior optical qualities due to higher pixel count. We report the use of a new flexible hysteroscope with(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate factors contributing to uterine scar formation after laparoscopic myomectomy (LM) and to estimate whether uterine scarring indicated risk of uterine rupture. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING University-affiliated hospital. POPULATION A total of 692 patients who underwent second-look laparoscopy (SLL) after LM. METHOD(More)
We investigated the feasibility of linear salpingotomy with suturing for ampullary tubal pregnancy via single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS). Three patients underwent SILS between April and May 2010 at our hospital due to ampullary tubal pregnancy. A multichannel port was inserted into the umbilicus via a 2.5-cm incision to accommodate a 5-mm flexible(More)