New tool (Laparotenser) for gasless laparoscopic myomectomy: A multicenter-controlled study

Stefano Palomba, Errico Zupi, Angela Falbo, Tiziana Russo, Daniela Marconi, Fulvio Zullo

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Objective: To assess feasibility and safety of a new surgical instrument - Laparotenser - in the procedure of gasless laparoscopic myomectomy. Design: Multicenter controlled study. Setting: Academic departments of obstetrics and gynecology, Italy. Patient(s): Thirty patients scheduled for gasless laparoscopic myomectomy (experimental group) and another group of 30 patients from our historical records that have undergone traditional laparoscopic myomectomy, matched with the cases for number of fibroids and for size of the main fibroid (control group). Intervention(s): Gasless laparoscopic myomectomy using Laparotenser. Main Outcome Measure(s): Surgical data. Result(s): No significant differences in total operative time, postoperative ileus, hospitalization, time to return to full activity/work, and complication rates were observed between groups. Intraoperative blood loss, hemoglobin level, and surgical difficulty were significantly higher in the experimental than in the control group. Postoperative pain and number of analgesic vials used were significantly lower in the experimental group than in the control group. Conclusion(s): Although performed during the learning curve period, the use of the Laparotenser instrument in gasless laparoscopic myomectomy is a safe procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1090-1096
Number of pages7
JournalFertility and Sterility
Volume94
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010

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Uterine Myomectomy
Multicenter Studies
Leiomyoma
Control Groups
Hospital Obstetrics and Gynecology Department
Learning Curve
Ileus
Operative Time
Postoperative Pain
Gynecology
Surgical Instruments
Italy
Analgesics
Hemoglobins
Hospitalization
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Safety

Keywords

  • fibroids
  • gasless
  • Laparoscopy
  • Laparotenser
  • myomas
  • myomectomy
  • surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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New tool (Laparotenser) for gasless laparoscopic myomectomy : A multicenter-controlled study. / Palomba, Stefano; Zupi, Errico; Falbo, Angela; Russo, Tiziana; Marconi, Daniela; Zullo, Fulvio.

In: Fertility and Sterility, Vol. 94, No. 3, 08.2010, p. 1090-1096.

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Palomba, Stefano ; Zupi, Errico ; Falbo, Angela ; Russo, Tiziana ; Marconi, Daniela ; Zullo, Fulvio. / New tool (Laparotenser) for gasless laparoscopic myomectomy : A multicenter-controlled study. In: Fertility and Sterility. 2010 ; Vol. 94, No. 3. pp. 1090-1096.
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