IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 35 / Issue 2 / DOI: 10.12892/ejgo23762014

European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJGO) is published by IMR Press from Volume 40 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Case Report
Transection of the obturator nerve by an electrosurgical instrument and its immediate repair during laparoscopic pelvic lymphadenectomy: a case report
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1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, the Catholic University of Korea, Seocho-Gu, Seoul (Korea)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2014, 35(2), 167–169;
Published: 10 April 2014

Obturator nerve injury seldom occurs in gynecologic surgery. However, gynecologic oncologic surgery, including pelvic lymph node dissection, increases the risk of this type of injury. Microsurgical techniques are usually performed for the repair of the nerve injury. Herein the authors report a case of obturator nerve injury caused by an electrosurgical instrument during laparoscopic pelvic lymphadenectomy, and its prompt repair by laparoscopic procedure in a 44-year-old patient with cervical cancer.
Obturator nerve injury
Laparoscopic neurorrhaphy
Pelvic lymphadenectomy
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