Advances in Gynecological Laparoscopic Surgery

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Obstetrics & Gynecology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2024 | Viewed by 864

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2nd Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Medical Faculty, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Hippokration General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: gynecologic oncology; advance laparoscopic surgery; clinical research
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Dear Colleagues,

Laparoscopic gynecological surgery is characterized by rapid progress and implementation in all subspecialties of modern gynecology. Gynecologic oncology, urogynecology as well as reproductive surgery have greatly benefitted, in many aspects, from the growing performance of laparoscopic techniques. However, there have also been recent publications demonstrating detrimental effects in certain cases and diseases, such as cervical cancer. Therefore, the discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of laparoscopy in gynecologic surgery is always of great scientific merit and clinical impact. For the present Special Issue, this is a call for papers, either original or reviews, aiming to highlight modern advances, comparative advantages, potential harms, fields for further research, and dilemmas and controversies of implications of laparoscopy in all spectra of gynecological surgery, from infertility to oncology, and from urogynecology to benign gynecology and even to hysteroscopy treatment. We aim not only to receive high-quality publications, but to provide a place for an “open-access conversation” around hot modern issues. The role of laparoscopy in endometriosis; infertility treatment; endometrial, ovarian, and cervical cancer; prolapse of the uterus; suspicious uterine masses; and even emergencies during pregnancy may be some of the main issues of interest. However, no restrictions are made a priori to any relative submission. We guarantee authors an objective peer-review process not based on the a priori reputation of researchers of institutions, but rather on the novelty and interest of authors to contribute actively to the modern conversation about the role of laparoscopic surgery.

Dr. Stamatios N. Petousis
Guest Editor

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  • endometrial cancer
  • ovarian cancer
  • cervical cancer
  • infertility
  • myomas
  • hysteroscopy
  • endometriosis
  • postoperative outcomes and advantages
  • cost-effectiveness
  • uterus prolapse
  • obstetric-related emergencies

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Efficacy, Safety and Outcomes of the Laparoscopic Management of Cesarean Scar Ectopic Pregnancy as a Single Therapeutic Approach: A Case Series
J. Clin. Med. 2023, 12(24), 7673; - 14 Dec 2023
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A standardized consensus for the management of cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP) is lacking. The study objective is to evaluate the efficacy, safety and outcomes of the laparoscopic management of CSP as a single therapeutic surgical approach without being preceded by vascular pretreatment or [...] Read more.
A standardized consensus for the management of cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP) is lacking. The study objective is to evaluate the efficacy, safety and outcomes of the laparoscopic management of CSP as a single therapeutic surgical approach without being preceded by vascular pretreatment or vasoconstrictors injection. This is a retrospective bi-centric study, a case series. Eight patients with a future desire to conceive underwent the laparoscopic treatment of unruptured CSPs. Surgery consisted of “en bloc” excision of the deficient uterine scar with the adherent tissue of conception, followed by immediate uterine repair. The data collected for each patient was age, gestity, parity, number of previous c-sections, pre-pregnancy isthmocele-related symptoms, gestational age, fetal cardiac activity, initial β-human chorionic gonadotropin levels, intra-operative blood loss, blood transfusion, operative time and the postoperative complications, evaluated according to Clavien–Dindo classification. The CSP was successfully removed in all patients by laparoscopy. The surgical outcomes were favorable. All patients with histories of isthmocele-related symptoms reported postoperative resolution of symptoms. The median residual myometrium thickness increased significantly from 1.2 mm pre-operatively to 8 mm 3 to 6 months after surgery. The laparoscopic management seems to be an appropriate treatment of CSP when performed by skilled laparoscopic surgeons. It can be safely proposed as a single surgical therapeutic approach. Larger series and further prospective studies are needed to confirm this observation and to affirm the long-term gynecological and obstetrical outcomes of this management. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Gynecological Laparoscopic Surgery)
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