ONE-TROCAR VIDEO-ASSISTED STRIPPING TECHNIQUE FOR USE IN THE TREATMENT OF LARGE OVARIAN CYSTS IN INFANTS

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Abstract

BackgroundManagement of ovarian cysts in infants is controversial; it can be conservative or surgical, and the management is determined by the cyst''s size and sonographic features.MethodsA surgical approach using a 10-mm umbilically placed operative laparoscope was taken in 3 female infants with antenatally diagnosed large, simple ovarian cysts. The contents of the cysts were partially aspirated and the cyst walls were stripped off the remaining ovarian parenchyma. No intraoperative or postoperative complications were recorded.ConclusionsThe one-trocar video-assisted stripping technique for large ovarian cysts in infants appears to be an ovarian-tissue-preserving procedure, and it sidesteps the disadvantages of large scars and formation of adhesions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)168-171
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Volume23
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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