ABSTRACT: Colorectal resection for severe endometriosis has been increasingly described in the literature over the last 20 years.
To describe the experiences of three gynaecological surgeons who perform radical surgery for colorectal endometriosis.
The records of three surgeons were reviewed. Relevant information was extracted and complied into a database.
One hundred and seventy-seven women were identified as having undergone surgery between February 1997 and October 2007. The primary reason for presentation was pain in the majority of women (79%). Eighty-one segmental resections were performed, 71 disc excisions, ten appendicectomies and multiple procedures in ten women. The majority of procedures (81.4%) were performed laparoscopically. Histology confirmed the presence of disease in 98.3% of cases. A further 124 procedures to remove other sites of endometriosis were conducted, along with an additional 44 procedures not primarily for endometriosis. A total of 16 unintended events occurred.
Our study adds to the growing body of literature describing colorectal resection for severe endometriosis. Overall, the surgery appeared to be well tolerated, demonstrating the role for this surgery.
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 09/2009; 49(4):415-8. · 1.24 Impact Factor
ABSTRACT: Intestinal involvement in endometriosis is thought to occur in up to 12% of all endometriosis cases. While colorectal resection is being increasingly advocated as a feasible management option in patients with severe disease, there still remains significant resistance towards this surgery. This article aims to review the current literature to determine the pain and fertility outcomes following segmental bowel resection for colorectal endometriosis.
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 07/2008; 48(3):292-5. · 1.24 Impact Factor
ABSTRACT: While the traditional approach to management of cervical insufficiency has been the insertion of a transvaginal cerclage during pregnancy, a transabdominal cervico-isthmic suture is indicated in certain patients. This procedure is traditionally performed via laparotomy. Laparoscopic transabdominal cervico-isthmic cerclage (LTCC) placement, however, confers the benefit of the low morbidity associated with laparoscopy.
To describe the technique and outcomes of LTCC in three cases.
LTCC was performed using Mersilene tape at the level of the internal cervical os in the prepregnancy period in three patients: one with previous cervical amputation and two with previous failed cervical cerclage. Procedures were performed at a tertiary level endoscopic unit, Sydney, Australia.
The laparoscopic approach enabled placement of a suture with no morbidity, and rapid patient recovery in these cases.
Laparoscopic cervical cerclage proved technically feasible and safe for a surgeon trained in laparoscopic suturing methods.
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 05/2008; 48(2):185-8. · 1.24 Impact Factor