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Laparoscopic Strassman's metroplasty for bicornuate uterus - is it relevant?

dc.contributor.authorMatsaseng, T.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorKruger, T. F.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-03T08:19:44Z
dc.date.available2013-07-03T08:19:44Z
dc.date.issued2012-09-06
dc.identifier.citationMatsaseng, T. & Kruger, T. F. 2012. Laparoscopic Strassman's metroplasty for bicornuate uterus - is it relevant? South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 18(3):85-87, doi:10.7196/SAJOG.565.
dc.identifier.issn2305-8862 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0038-2329 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.7196/SAJOG.565
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/82627
dc.descriptionCITATION: Matsaseng, T. & Kruger, T. F. 2012. Laparoscopic Strassman's metroplasty for bicornuate uterus - is it relevant? South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 18(3):85-87, doi:10.7196/SAJOG.565.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.sajog.org.za
dc.description.abstractThe mean incidence of bicornuate uterus in Müllerian duct anomalies is approximately 25%, and it is associated with abortion, preterm delivery and term delivery rates of 36%, 23% and 40.6%, respectively. Open abdominal metroplasty has been shown to significantly improve pregnancy outcomes in patients with bicornuate uterus. However, minimally invasive laparoscopic metroplasty could be an alternative. A 24-year-old woman with a bicornuate uterus and poor reproductive outcomes underwent laparoscopic Strassman’s metroplasty. The procedure was completed safely within 180 minutes with minimum blood loss. At follow-up hysteroscopy and laparoscopy 2 months later, minimal adhesions in the pelvis were noted and removed. There were no synechiae in the uterine cavity. It is concluded that laparoscopic metroplasty is a safe and relevant alternative to conventional abdominal metroplasty, with minimal adhesion formation.
dc.description.urihttp://www.sajog.org.za/index.php/SAJOG/article/view/565
dc.format.extent3 pages
dc.publisherHealth & Medical Publishing Group
dc.subjectUterusen_ZA
dc.subjectLaparoscopic surgeryen_ZA
dc.subjectStrassman’s metroplastyen_ZA
dc.subjectMullerian anomaliesen_ZA
dc.titleLaparoscopic Strassman's metroplasty for bicornuate uterus - is it relevant?en_ZA
dc.typeArticle
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