Surgery

Is genetic testing for cancer survivors underutilized?

September 13, 2017

One study looks at whether or not women with histories of breast or ovarian cancer are receiving necessary genetic testing. Plus: Can in-office hysteroscopy reliably evaluate uterine pathology? Also, researchers say mammographic density changes should be monitored in patients undergoing hormone therapy as a possible indicator of breast cancer.

Are hysterectomy volumes in the US really falling?

September 01, 2017

Hysterectomy is the most common nonobstetric surgical procedure performed on women, with 1 out of 9 women undergoing it in their lifetime. Recent reports have indicated a sharp decline in the number of hysterectomies performed annually in the United States.

Detecting abnormalities, documenting options

July 01, 2017

A California woman was 35-years-old when she delivered an infant with severe Down's syndrome and then sued all those involved with the prenatal care and alleged that both physicians were told the parents wanted all available testing because of a family history of birth defects. What's the verdict? Plus more cases.

Robotic vs laparoscopic hysterectomy: Is there a place for both?

May 08, 2017

A collegial debate on robotic versus laparoscopic hysterectomy highlighted the difficulties in researching the efficacy of robotics and whether it had a place in gynecologic surgery.

IUD blamed for multiple miscarriages

May 01, 2017

A woman sues her ob/gyn claiming that 3 miscarriages occurred because of an IUD that the ob/gyn believed had been expelled shortly after implantation, but was subsequently found using abdominal x-ray. Plus more cases.

Bilateral salpingectomy: An opportunity to reduce cancer risk

February 16, 2017

The data, say the authors, support counseling post-reproductive women undergoing hysterectomy about the risks and benefits of retaining their fallopian tubes.

Does diet affect bone mineral density?

February 15, 2017

An analysis looks at the impact of diet on bone mineral density. Also, an examination of which antidepressants in pregnancy may increase the risk of birth defects. Plus: Is the mortality rate of cervical cancer underestimated?

Maternal death from intracranial hemorrhage

November 01, 2016

A 34-year-old Ohio woman was under the care of her longtime family physician, who had minor privileges to deliver uncomplicated pregnancies at a specific hospital, for her pregnancy. The woman is diagnosed with eclampsia in her third trimester and is immediately given a cesarean. After delivery, she is unresponsive having died from a massive intracranial hemorrhage. The physician is sued for fraudulently representing her abilities in obstetric care. What's the verdict?

The future of treating pelvic organ prolapse

August 15, 2016

Demand for prolapse surgery is increasing and techniques are evolving.

Techniques for salpingectomy at time of hysterectomy

June 16, 2016

Bilateral salpingectomy should be considered in patients who are already undergoing hysterectomy for other indications.

x