Oophorectomy for fertility preservation via reduced-port laparoscopic surgery.

@article{Kikuchi2013OophorectomyFF,
  title={Oophorectomy for fertility preservation via reduced-port laparoscopic surgery.},
  author={Iwaho Kikuchi and Noriko Kagawa and Sherman Silber and Masashige Kuwayama and Yuji Takehara and Fumihito Aono and Jun Kumakiri and Osamu Kato and Satoru Takeda},
  journal={Surgical innovation},
  year={2013},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={219-24}
}
BACKGROUND For fertility preservation of women patients scheduled to undergo chemotherapy or radiotherapy, unilateral oophorectomy was performed, and the ovary was cryopreserved. METHODS Two-port surgery was conducted in 3 patients, and single-port surgery using a single-incision laparoscopic surgery port in 3. An 18-G Cathelin needle equipped with a syringe was directly inserted transabdominally to reach the small follicle on the ovarian surface; then, follicular fluid was recovered by… CONTINUE READING