Approach to the Laparoscopic Excision of Bladder Endometriosis

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Video Description

Objective: To describe a stepwise approach to the laparoscopic excision of bladder endometriosis.

Methods: Narrated surgical video based on footage from three cases of bladder endometriosis excision, detailing the relevant anatomy, surgical approach and post-operative care.

Results: The approach to the excision of bladder endometriotic nodules can be standardized in 6 reproducible steps:

(1) cystoscopy; (2) abdominal survey; (3) bladder mobilization; (4) partial bladder cystectomy under cystoscopic guidance; (5) cystotomy closure; (6) water-leak test.

Conclusion: The safe and complete excision of bladder endometriosis relies on the understanding of anatomy, the multi-disciplinary aspect of patient care, and the standardization of the surgical approach.

Presented By

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Dr. Dong Bach Nguyen
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Dr. Kristina Arendas
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Dr. Caitlin Jago
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Dr. Jeffrey Warren
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Dr. Sukhbir Sony Singh


University of Ottawa