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Vasilios Pergialiotis, Georgios Daskalakis, Nikolaos Thomakos, Dimitrios Haidopoulos, Dimitrios Loutradis, Alexandros Rodolakis
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Posthysterectomy vaginal length has been previously associated with postoperative sexual dysfunction, but evidence for this in the literature is controversial. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to investigate whether vertical or horizontal closure of the vaginal cuff has a direct effect on posthysterectomy vaginal length and on postoperative sexual dysfunction. METHODS: The study was conducted using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines...
January 29, 2019: International Urogynecology Journal
Qing Cong, Zhongpeng Fu, Di Zhang, Long Sui
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to investigate the value of cytology, high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) status and colposcopy in the early diagnosis of vaginal cancer after hysterectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was performed in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital of Fudan University. Posthysterectomy patients who were diagnosed with vaginal high-grade intraepithelial lesion (HSIL) by colposcopy-directed biopsy with colposcopy impression of extensive HSIL or suspicion of cancer and underwent upper or total vaginectomy from January 2009 to December 2017 were included...
November 7, 2018: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease
Ashten Waks, Kareem Tabsh, Khalil Tabsh, Yalda Afshar
BACKGROUND: Perioperative hemorrhage is a common complication of peripartum hysterectomy for morbidly adherent placenta. We present an application of a balloon uterine tamponade device in the setting of a cesarean delivery and subsequent supracervical hysterectomy for abnormal placentation. CASE: A 33-year-old gravid woman, 6 para 3022, at 33 2/7 weeks of gestation was admitted in preterm labor, with placenta previa and suspected morbidly adherent placenta, for a planned cesarean delivery and hysterectomy...
September 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
C Michele Markey, Lauren E Vestal
Actinomyces meyeri bacterium resides on mucosal surfaces and is uncommonly pathogenic. When A. meyeri does cause infection, these infections are typically pulmonary in origin and have the capacity to disseminate throughout the body. A. meyeri is an uncommon cause of pelvic infection. We present a unique case of a posthysterectomy abscess caused by this particular bacterium.
2018: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Lin Li Ow, Yik N Lim, Joseph Lee, Christine Murray, Elizabeth Thomas, Alison Leitch, Anna Rosamilia, Peter L Dwyer
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: This study assessed the safety and efficacy of vaginal extraperitoneal uterosacral ligament suspension (VEULS) with anterior overlay mesh versus sacrocolpopexy (SCP) for posthysterectomy vault prolapse. METHODS: This was a multicenter randomized trial of women with posthysterectomy vault prolapse stage >2 according to the Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification (POP-Q) system. Primary outcome was a composite of no vaginal bulge symptoms, no anatomical recurrence in the anterior or apical compartment at or beyond the hymenal ring, and no surgical retreatment for prolapse 12 months postsurgery...
November 2018: International Urogynecology Journal
Vinotha Thomas, Anitha Thomas, Ajit Sebastian, Rachel Chandy, Abraham Peedicayil
Incidental diagnosis of carcinoma endometrium following hysterectomy requires clinical expertise from a gynecologic oncologist, with regard to subsequent management. We report our experience with completion staging in endometrial cancer, to determine the benefits and risks of completion staging in women with posthysterectomy diagnosis of endometrial cancer. DESIGN: A retrospective case series of 20 women with postoperative diagnosis of endometrial cancer, who had undergone completion staging...
June 2018: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
Deanna Teoh, Gretchen Hultman, McKenzie DeKam, Rachel Isaksson Vogel, Levi S Downs, Melissa A Geller, Chap Le, Genevieve Melton, Shalini Kulasingam
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to estimate the excess cost of guideline nonadherent cervical cancer screening in women beyond the recommended screening ages or posthysterectomy in a single healthcare system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All Pap tests performed between September 1, 2012, and August 31, 2014, in women younger than 21 years, older than 65 years, or after hysterectomy, were coded as guideline adherent or nonadherent per the 2012 America Society of Colposcopy and Clinical Pathology guidelines...
July 2018: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease
Rodolfo Milani, Stefano Manodoro, Alice Cola, Stefania Palmieri, Matteo Frigerio
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Posthysterectomy vaginal vault prolapse repair represents a surgical challenge. Surgical management can be successfully achieved with native-tissue repair through levator myorrhaphy. Despite low morbidity, levator myorrhaphy is not a common procedure. The aim of the video is to provide anatomic views and surgical steps necessary to achieve a successful transvaginal levator myorrhaphy for vaginal vault prolapse repair. METHODS: A 72-year-old woman with symptomatic stage IV vaginal vault prolapse was admitted for transvaginal levator myorrhaphy according to the described technique...
June 2018: International Urogynecology Journal
Wendy Susan MacNab, Tristan F Holdsworth, Rhona Lindsay, Smruta Shanbhag, Nadeem Siddiqui, Kevin Burton
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the current burden and consistency of stage 1A1 cervical cancer follow-up within Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board. METHODS: A retrospective review was undertaken of women diagnosed with and treated of, between 2007 and 2011, stage 1A1 cervical cancer in Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board. Data were collected on referral cytology, definitive method of treatment, posttreatment cytology, and rate of recurrence...
October 2017: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease
Vamseedharan Muthukumar, Sarveswaran Venugopal, Surees Kumar Subramaniam
Intestinal obstruction attributable to internal hernia as a cause is a rare phenomenon with a reported incidence of 0.6%-5.8%. Internal hernias ensuing as a result of defect in the pouch of Douglas is extremely rare with only six such cases reported so far in the literature. We present a case of 74-year-old posthysterectomy status female who presented with features of intestinal obstruction. Intraoperatively, the site of obstruction was found to be a rent in the peritoneum of the pouch of Douglas through which a loop of ileum was found herniating...
July 2017: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
Cheng-Chia Wu, Yen-Ruh Wuu, Theodore Yanagihara, Ashish Jani, Eric P Xanthopoulos, Akhil Tiwari, Jason D Wright, William M Burke, June Y Hou, Ana I Tergas, Israel Deutsch
Pelvic radiotherapy for gynecologic malignancies traditionally used a 4-field box technique. Later trials have shown the feasibility of using intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) instead. But vaginal movement between fractions is concerning when using IMRT due to greater conformality of the isodose curves to the target and the resulting possibility of missing the target while the vagina is displaced. In this study, we showed that the use of a rectal balloon during treatment can decrease vaginal displacement, limit rectal dose, and limit acute and late toxicities...
April 2018: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
William A Stokes, Tyler P Robin, Matthew W Jackson, Arya Amini, Tracey E Schefter, Carolyn C Lefkowits, Christine M Fisher
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to characterize patterns of utilization of adjuvant chemotherapy (CT) and radiotherapy (RT) in the posthysterectomy management of uterine carcinosarcoma (UCS) in the United States. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We queried the National Cancer Database for women diagnosed with UCS between 2004 and 2012 and undergoing hysterectomy. Logistic regression was performed to identify sociodemographic, facility-specific, and treatment-related predictors of receiving multiagent chemotherapy, external beam radiotherapy (EBRT), or brachytherapy (BT)...
June 26, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
Rodolfo Milani, Matteo Frigerio, Federico Spelzini, Stefano Manodoro
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Posthysterectomy vaginal vault prolapse repair is a surgical challenge. Successful surgical management using native tissue can be achieved via the vaginal approach by iliococcygeus fascia fixation. However, although iliococcygeus fascia fixation is technically simple and has a low morbidity, it is not commonly performed. The aim of the video is to provide anatomic views and the surgical steps necessary to achieve successful transvaginal iliococcygeus fascia fixation for vaginal vault prolapse repair...
October 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
S B Patil, Nilesh Guru, V S Kundargi, B S Patil, Nikhil Patil, Kshitiz Ranka
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the presentation and management of posthysterectomy ureteral injuries. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fourteen patients with ureteric injuries after hysterectomy for benign diseases were evaluated. The diagnosis was done based on clinical presentation, intravenous urogram, computed tomography, cystoscopy, and retrograde pyelogram (RGP) depending on the clinical situation. RESULTS: Sixteen iatrogenic ureteric injuries in 14 patients over a 2-year period were evaluated...
January 2017: Urology Annals
Rodolfo Milani, Matteo Frigerio, Federico Spelzini, Stefano Manodoro
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Posthysterectomy vaginal vault prolapse repair represents a challenge for urogynecologists. Surgical management can be successfully achieved with native tissue using a vaginal approach with uterosacral ligament (USL) suspension. However, severe complications have been described, mainly related to ureteral injury. METHODS: A 57-year-old woman with symptomatic stage 2 vaginal vault prolapse underwent transvaginal USL suspension according to the described technique...
September 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
Deanna Teoh, Rachel Isaksson Vogel, Gretchen Hultman, Minnu Monu, Levi Downs, Melissa A Geller, Chap Le, Genevieve Melton-Meaux, Shalini Kulasingam
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the proportion of guideline nonadherent Pap tests in women aged younger than 21 years and older than 65 years and posthysterectomy in a single large health system. Secondary objectives were to describe temporal trends and patient and health care provider characteristics associated with screening in these groups. METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional chart review was performed at Fairview Health Services and University of Minnesota Physicians...
March 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
C Emi Bretschneider, Karl Jallad, Patrick M Lang, Mickey M Karram, Mark D Walters
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Entry into the peritoneal cavity can be challenging in patients with posthysterectomy prolapse; however, it is important for vaginal surgeons to be able to enter the peritoneal cavity using various techniques to perform an intraperitoneal vaginal vault suspension. METHODS: We present surgical footage of various methods of accessing the peritoneal cavity in posthysterectomy prolapse using posterior, anterior and apical approaches. RESULTS: This video highlights surgical techniques that can be used to enter the peritoneal cavity in posthysterectomy prolapse in a safe and reliable manner...
August 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
Mallika Anand, Amy L Weaver, Kristin M Fruth, Emanuel C Trabuco, John B Gebhart
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this work was to determine the degree of symptom relief and survival free of retreatment after Mayo-McCall culdoplasty (MMC), open abdominal sacrocolpopexy (ASC), and robotic sacrocolpopexy (RSC) for posthysterectomy vaginal vault prolapse. METHODS: We retrospectively studied patients who had undergone surgery for posthysterectomy apical vaginal prolapse from January 1, 2000, through June 30, 2012, at our institution. Baseline characteristics and perioperative outcomes were abstracted from electronic health records...
September 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Tarek Khalife, Rabbie K Hanna
OBJECTIVES: Hysterectomy is among the most common gynecologic procedures performed for women, second only to cesarean sections, and the proportion of it performed laparoscopically continues to increase. Addressing apical support at the time of the hysterectomy is crucial to minimizing the risk of posthysterectomy prolapse. Barriers to addressing apical support include the lack of experience in laparoscopic suturing and knot tying that require advanced skills and dexterity. The K-technique is a novel modification of the uterosacral ligament suspension procedure using the knot-less barbed suture technology, rendering suturing easier and quicker to perform...
March 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Antonio Pellegrino, Gianluca R Damiani, Mario Villa, Ciro Sportelli, Maria G Pezzotta
BACKGROUND: The aim of this paper was to evaluate the feasibility, short-term complications of robotic surgery and clinical outcomes in terms of long-term complications, pain relief and recurrence rate, for the treatment of vaginal vault prolapse (VVP). METHODS: Prospective analysis of robotic-assisted laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy (RALS) performed between October 2011 and February 2015, in patients with advanced post-hysterectomy VVP and significant apical defects as defined by Baden- Walker Score ≥3...
February 2017: Minerva Ginecologica
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