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STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate pregnancy outcomes after laparoscopic myomectomy (LSM), focusing on the risk of uterine rupture. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study (Canadian Task Force classification III). SETTING University hospital. PATIENTS Of 676 women who visited the obstetrics department for a pregnancy after undergoing LSM performed at the same(More)
BACKGROUND This article reports our early experience with the use of lidocaine patches for pain control in the immediate postoperative period after laparoscopic gynecologic surgery. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial was conducted on 40 patients undergoing a gynecologic laparoscopy who were randomized to(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the surgical and oncological outcomes of laparoscopic surgery compared with laparotomy for the treatment of early-stage ovarian cancer. METHODS Data from patients who underwent surgical management for early-stage ovarian cancer between 2006 and 2012 were retrospectively reviewed. All patients presented with stage I or II disease,(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the risks of increasing maternal age on the perinatal and obstetric outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS Information about 29,760 singleton pregnancies delivered between 2005 and 2008 was extracted from our database. Patients were categorized into four groups according to age: 20-29 years, 30-34 years, 35-39 years, and ≥40 years.(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate risks of torsion and malignancy by adnexal mass size during pregnancy. DESIGN Retrospective review of medical records. SETTING General university hospital and healthcare center. POPULATION Four hundred and seventy women who underwent surgery for adnexal masses during pregnancy between 2002 and 2009. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopy has been highlighted as an effective surgical modality for diverse pelvic organ diseases. However, its surgical and obstetric efficacy has not been fully confirmed in pregnant women because of the absence of a large comparative study. The objective of this study was to compare outcomes between laparotomy and laparoscopic surgery for(More)
OBJECTIVE In this article, we present our initial experience with laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) for adnexal tumors and report on the safety and feasibility of this technique. STUDY DESIGN We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of the first 94 consecutive patients who underwent LESS for adnexal tumors at Cheil General Hospital and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the topography of lymph node spread and the need for para-aortic lymphadenectomy in primary fallopian tube cancer (PFTC). METHODS Twenty-six women were diagnosed with PFTC at Cheil General Hospital and Women's Healthcare Center, Seoul, Korea, between March 1992 and November 2009. Of the 26 patients, we retrospectively analyzed 15(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate pregnancy outcomes subsequent to ovarian pregnancy treated by surgery. METHODS A retrospective analysis was conducted of ovarian pregnancies that were treated by surgery at a hospital in Korea between January 1996 and December 2009. RESULTS Forty-nine women with ovarian pregnancies (1.6% of all ectopic pregnancies) were treated;(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence of vaginal cuff dehiscence (VCD) among women undergoing hysterectomy according to clinico-surgical factors including surgical route, and to describe patient characteristics associated with VCD. METHODS In a retrospective study, the medical records of all women who underwent hysterectomy between January 2005 and March(More)