|Year : 2022 | Volume
| Issue : 4 | Page : 242-243
Laparoscopic operation under hysteroscopic guidance in management of cesarean scar defect
Hoang The Dinh1, An Nguyen Phuong Tran2
1 Department of Obstretric and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2 Department of Obstretric and Gynecology, Tam Anh Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
|Date of Submission||08-Sep-2021|
|Date of Decision||05-May-2022|
|Date of Acceptance||05-May-2022|
|Date of Web Publication||7-Nov-2022|
Dr. Hoang The Dinh
School of Medicine, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Dinh HT, Phuong Tran AN. Laparoscopic operation under hysteroscopic guidance in management of cesarean scar defect. Gynecol Minim Invasive Ther 2022;11:242-3
|How to cite this URL:|
Dinh HT, Phuong Tran AN. Laparoscopic operation under hysteroscopic guidance in management of cesarean scar defect. Gynecol Minim Invasive Ther [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Dec 8];11:242-3. Available from: https://www.e-gmit.com/text.asp?2022/11/4/242/360526
| Objective|| |
To demonstrate how to optimally combine laparoscopy and hysteroscopy in isthmocele repair.
| Design|| |
Step-by-step illustration of the technique with a narrated high-resolution video.
| Setting|| |
The progressive increase in the rate of cesarean sections has led to rapid growth in the proportion of cesarean scar defect (CSD) recently, which creates an enormous burden for the healthcare systems in the world. In this case, the patient she is a 35-year-old woman, G1P1 with postmenstrual bleeding and secondary infertility (repeated embryo transfer failure) which are caused by large CSD.
| Interventions|| |
The combination of laparoscopy and hysteroscopic guidance with several key strategies to optimize isthmoplasty involves following steps:,,,
- Identification of isthmocele throughout hysteroscopy
- Meticulous dissection uterovesical adhesion and bladder is pushed down at least 2 cm apart from the inferior edge of CSD
- Utility of “Halloween sign” to determine frontier of CSD by hysteroscopic guidance
- Cold scissor resection of all scar tissue until marginally rich blood supply boundary improves vascularization in the healing process
- Re-approximation of low segment cesarean scar with two-layer myometrial suture under uterine manipulator support
- Closure of uterovesical fold combined with shortening round ligaments aims to prevent recurrent CSD and intra-abdominal adhesion [Figure 1]
- Re-examination the continuity of anterior uterine wall guarantees the efficacy of the operation.
Endoscopic operation ended without any complications and within 90 min at a private hospital. Then, the patient was discharged 3 days later, and the embryo transfer was performed 6 months after surgery. At the moment, she is pregnant at 16 weeks of gestation.
| Conclusion|| |
Laparoscopic operation under hysteroscopic illumination in managing CSD is safely effective in skillful surgeons.
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Conflicts of interest
There are no conflicts of interest.
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