Technique for Laparoscopic Cervical Cerclage

Dec 11, 2018 | 1092 Views

Elizabeth Randle, John Thiel, Huse Kamencic, Darrien Rattray

This video demonstrates a novel technique for laparoscopic cervicoisthmic cerclage.

IR-Guided Access to Uterine Cavity in a Case of Severe Cervical Stenosis

Sep 27, 2019 | 236 Views

Caroline Lee, Lindsay Machan, Neeraj Mehra

A 42-year-old G1P1 woman presented with a history of adenocarcinoma in situ that was treated with a complete LEEP excision. She had severe cervical stenosis with no external os visible that prevented ongoing endocervical monitoring. Due to a desire to preserve fertility, she declined a hysterectomy. She underwent multiple attempted hysteroscopies without any success. Thus, she was booked for an interventional radiology (IR)-guided cannulation of her cervix and hysteroscopic release of cervical stenosis. Here, we demonstrate a case of IR-guided access to uterine cavity in a case of severe cervical stenosis.

A Stepwise Approach to Trachelectomy

Sep 24, 2020 | 177 Views

Leah Rusnell, Deanna Buitenhuis, Darrien Rattray

In this video we present a laparoscopic approach to trachelectomy following supracervical hysterectomy. We outline statistics regarding supracervical versus total hysterectomy, the reasons why some patients may initially choose to keep their cervix, and the sequelae that eventually prompt trachelectomy in several cases. The main purpose of the video is to demonstrate a stepwise approach to trachelectomy using a relatively uncomplicated patient case. The five steps are to restore anatomy, create a bladder flap, perform anterior and posterior colpotomy, lateralize the uterine artery pedicles and finally, to close the vaginal cuff. We highlight this straightforward five-step process as potentially feasible for any practitioner who is already performing total laparoscopic hysterectomy. Although other cases may bear more complexity than the one demonstrated in this video, adherence to our approach can also be successfully applied in those situations.