Steven Michael Minaglia

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OBJECTIVE To review a series of women with endometriomas developing in the scar of the skin incision performed for cesarean section. STUDY DESIGN A total of 37 patients diagnosed with incisional endometrioma at the time of surgical excision from 1975 to 2005 were identified from the comprehensive surgical database, which includes all operative procedures(More)
The new minimally invasive transobturator sling for surgical treatment of female genuine stress urinary incontinence is designed to reproduce the natural suspension of the urethral fascia while eliminating the need for retropubic needle passage. We report 3 cases of bladder perforation during the transobturator sling procedure. All injuries were identified(More)
The aim of the study is to evaluate the impact of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) on sexual function in women with urinary incontinence (UI). In this retrospective, case-cohort study, we reviewed the medical records of all women evaluated for UI between March and November 2003. All patients completed the short forms of the Urogenital Distress Inventory,(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess prospectively the degree of urethral mobility in the preoperative and postoperative periods after the transobturator tape procedure and correlate the findings with surgical outcome. METHODS Thirty-six consecutive patients with stress urinary incontinence underwent the transobturator tape procedure. A cotton-swab test was performed(More)
OBJECTIVES To estimate the prevalence of interstitial cystitis in women with detrusor overactivity refractory to anticholinergic medication using the potassium sensitivity test (PST). METHODS Women with complaints of urinary frequency, urgency, and/or urge incontinence of 3 months' duration or longer were referred to the urogynecology clinic. Between(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to establish descriptive data on the content, accuracy, and relevance of Internet-based information regarding pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence. METHODS Using the search terms, urinary incontinence, uterine prolapse, dropped uterus, cystocele, and dropped bladder, the first 20 Web sites that appeared in each of 3(More)
OBJECTIVE Anatomic differences among racial groups may contribute to observed differences in the occurrence of severe perineal lacerations at the time of vaginal delivery. The purpose of this study was to identify differences in perineal body length between racial groups. METHODS Perineal body length was measured in primigravid women aged 18 to 45 years(More)
Voiding dysfunction after mid-urethral sling procedures is uncommon but not completely avoidable. We report on a method to adjust the transobturator mid-urethral sling under local anesthesia in the early postoperative period for postoperative voiding difficulty. At postoperative day 17 and 18, 2 women, who had undergone the transobturator tape procedure for(More)
BACKGROUND Current evidence supports cervical preservation at the time of abdominal prolapse repair using synthetic mesh to minimize vaginal mesh extrusion. This report aims to describe management of benign cervical disease following laparoscopic sacrocervicopexy including successful trachelectomy performed vaginally. CASE A 70-year-old sexually active(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether preoperative urethral mobility is associated with success of the transobturator insertion of suburethral polypropylene slings. STUDY DESIGN A cohort of women who underwent a transobturator insertion of a suburethral polypropylene sling for urodynamic stress incontinence between October 2003 and January 2005 was prospectively(More)