Volume 113, Issue 3, Pages 679–680
Ning-Ning Zhang, M.D., Si-Lei Chen, M.D., Na Zuo, M.D., Tian-Shui Sun, M.D., Qing Yang, Ph.D.
To introduce an effective approach using a self-made retrieval bag during laparoscopic myomectomy to contain tissue extraction.
Step-by-step video explanation of the surgical procedure with still pictures and surgical video clips to demonstrate the detailed technique, approved by the Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University.
A 32-year-old woman diagnosed with a uterine myoma (diameter, 6 cm). She had endured 5 years of intermittent lower abdominal pain and 2 years of infertility.
A self-made retrieval bag during laparoscopic myomectomy was used (consists of four steps) to contain tissue extraction. 1. Self-made retrieval bag using a sterile medical bag. 2. Inspect the pelvic cavity, evaluate and determine the location and number of myomas. 3. Resect the myoma. 4. Morcellate the myoma into pieces inside the retrieval bag using laparoscopic power morcellation.
Main Outcome Measure(s)
Value and feasibility of using a self-made retrieval bag in laparoscopic myomectomy.
The myoma was successfully and completely resected by laparoscopy using a self-made retrieval bag to contain tissue extraction. Operative time was 93 minutes. In the follow-up period, the patient did not report any symptom of iatrogenic parasitic myoma. The woman had a pregnancy at month 26 after operation and underwent a cesarean section. This resulted in a full-term baby.
Our surgical approach demonstrated a number of noteworthy advantages. The use of retrieval bag to contain tissue extraction during laparoscopic morcellation can avoid the risk of iatrogenic parasitic myoma. The retrieval bag is self-made using a sterile packing bag, which is cost free and also reduces operative expenses.