Ureteral suspension facilitates surgery for deep pelvic endometriosis

Franco Alessandri, Davide Lijoi, Emanuela Mistrangelo, Simone Ferrero, Nicola Ragni, Valentino Remorgida

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Abstract

This study describes a technique that facilitates the identification of the ureter during radical excision of endometriosis. After dissection of the ureter, a biocompatible silicone sling is introduced into the pelvis through the trocar; the sling is applied around the ureter and the two ends of the sling are pulled until adequate traction on the ureter is obtained. Ureteral suspension was performed in 126 consecutive women with endometriotic lesions involving the ovarian fossa and/or the uterosacral ligaments. This surgical technique facilitated the identification of the ureter, preventing injuries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1222-1224
Number of pages3
JournalFertility and Sterility
Volume87
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2007

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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