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First Report of Transvaginal Endoscopic Microsurgery in a Patient with Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Vagina.
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PMID:  23327348     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Transanal endoscopic microsurgery has been used by surgeons since 1983. All these years of experience and research have shown that this is a safe and successful approach for rectal neoplasms, both benign and malignant. The advantage of this procedure is the excellent view and hence precise surgical margins in an operative field that is otherwise difficult to reach. Furthermore, selected patients who used to require major rectal surgery now may be treated using this minimally invasive technique. These advantages may also be favorable for the gynecological field, especially in intravaginal surgery. Our case report describes the first successfully performed transvaginal endoscopic microsurgery in a woman with residual disease after treatment with chemoradiation for squamous cell carcinoma of the vagina. Despite the difficulty of operating in tissue with post-radiation effect, the rest of the tumor was excised with clear surgical margins without damage to the rectum. The patient was discharged from the hospital 2 days after the procedure and recovered without complications.
Marieke Smink; Ralph H Hermans; Dick B C Schoot; Misha Luyer; Johanna M A Pijnenborg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1557-9034     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9706293     Medline TA:  J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Catharina Hospital , Eindhoven, The Netherlands .
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