Gynecologic Laparoscopy

Christopher P. DeSimone, Frederick R. Ueland

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Abstract

Gynecologic laparoscopy is an evolving discipline. Major advances in technology have facilitated the transition from traditional "open" surgery to minimally invasive procedures. This article reviews the basic tenets of gynecologic laparoscopy: pelvic anatomy, general procedures, laparoscopic instruments, complications, and common gynecologic surgeries. Highlighted procedures include adnexal surgery, laparoscopic hysterectomy, and operations for female malignancies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-341
Number of pages23
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Volume88
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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