Yonsei Med J.  2019 Sep;60(9):864-869. 10.3349/ymj.2019.60.9.864.

Laparoendoscopic Single Site Surgery for the Treatment of Huge Ovarian Cysts Using an Angiocatheter Needle

  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Daejeon St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Daejeon, Korea. bitsugar@catholic.ac.kr


The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and safety of laparoendoscopic single site (LESS) surgery using an angiocatheter needle in patients with huge ovarian cysts (diameter ≥15 cm).
Thirty-one patients with huge ovarian cysts underwent LESS surgery using an angiocatheter needle between March 2011 and August 2016. An intra-umbilical vertical incision (1.5-2.0 cm) was made in the midline. After the cyst wall was punctured using an angiocatheter needle, the fluid contents were aspirated with a connected vacuum aspirator. After placing a Glove port in the umbilical incision, LESS surgery was performed using a rigid 0-degree, 5-mm laparoscope and conventional, rigid, straight laparoscopic instruments. Knife-in-bag morcellation was instituted for specimen collection.
The median maximal diameter of ovarian cysts was 18 cm (range, 15-30 cm), the median operation time was 150 minutes (range, 80-520 minutes), and the median volume of blood loss was 100 mL (range, 20-800 mL). Three patients (9.7%) were diagnosed with malignant ovarian cancer using intraoperative frozen examination, and 1 patient was converted to laparotomy due to advanced disease. Thirty patients underwent LESS, and there was no need for an additional laparoscopic port.
LESS surgery using an angiocatheter needle, with leaving only a small postoperative scar, was deemed feasible for the management of huge ovarian cysts.


Huge ovarian cyst; LESS surgery; feasibility; safety
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