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Ureteral injury secondary to laparoscopic CO2 laser.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7941995     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of a 32-year-old nulligravida who underwent a carbon dioxide laser-laparoscopy for endometriosis is reported. Ureteral injury was complicated by a postoperative 'urinoma'. Injury occurred despite utilizing the hydrodissection technique destined to create a bed of water beneath the peritoneum to prevent laser beam penetration to adjacent normal tissue. This case illustrates that the hydrodissection technique may be less effective in the presence of severe endometriotic adhesions and fibrosis.
Y N Bakri; T Sundin; M Mansi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica     Volume:  73     ISSN:  0001-6349     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Publication Date:  1994 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-11-01     Completed Date:  1994-11-01     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370343     Medline TA:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  665-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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MeSH Terms
Anastomosis, Surgical
Carbon Dioxide
Endometriosis / surgery*
Laparoscopy / adverse effects
Laser Therapy / adverse effects*
Postoperative Complications / etiology
Ureter / injuries*,  surgery
Reg. No./Substance:
124-38-9/Carbon Dioxide

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