IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 36 / Issue 4 / DOI: 10.12892/ejgo2795.2015

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
Bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and adhesiolysis with single port access laparoscopy and use of diode laser in a BRCA carrier
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1 Division of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Department of Surgical Sciences, Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology
1 University of Cagliari, Cagliari;
2 Division of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Foggia, Foggia (Italy)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2015, 36(4), 479–481;
Published: 10 August 2015

Herein the authors report the first case of prophylactic bilateral salpingo-ovariectomy (BSO) in single port access laparoscopy (SPAL) with use of diode laser in a patient with BRCA1 mutation. As fimbria could be considered the site of origin for many serous carcinomas in BRCA mutation carriers, many studies are carried out to evaluate the possibility of preventing ovarian carcinoma with BSO. SPAL is a development of endoscopic surgery which further reduces invasiveness of surgical procedures. Diode laser presents a recognized precision for tissue cutting and coagulation and its use could be highly advantageous in SPAL surgery and in particular in such situations avoiding fallopian tube histology distortion and consequently improve the prognosis of BRCA carriers.
Diode laser
Ovarian carcinoma
Prophylactic salpingo-ovariectomy
Single port access laparoscopy
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