Laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy using a single umbilical puncture method.

  title={Laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy using a single umbilical puncture method.},
  author={Takuya Kosumi and Akio Kubota and Noriaki Usui and Kohei Yamauchi and Masaru Yamasaki and Harumasa Oyanagi},
  journal={Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques},
  volume={11 1},
To establish a minimally invasive technique to perform ovarian cystectomy, the authors applied a single umbilical puncture method. A 2-month old female infant was admitted to the hospital because of an ovarian cyst that showed no spontaneous shrinkage after her birth. An umbilical semicircular incision was made to insert a 10-mm trocar, into which a 3-mm laparoscope was inserted. The ovarian cyst was grasped using forceps inserted through an operating channel of the scope, and the cyst was… CONTINUE READING
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