Live video of Laparoscopic Myomectomy with Baseball Suturing
This video Demonstrates Laparoscopic Myomectomy with Baseball Suturing. Uterine leiomyoma (fibroid) is the most common benign tumor in the reproductive system of women of childbearing age. Demonstration of the ‘baseball’ suture technique for uterine myomectomy. The first stitch is made with a 1-0 absorbable suture at the top of the incision and tied with a knot. Next, the suture needle is shown to be inserted into the bottom of the cavity, which results from enucleation of the uterine leiomyoma, and the needle is passed through the left side of the incision. After the suture is pulled tight, the suture needle is again inserted into the bottom of the enucleation cavity and passed through the right side of the incision. The final appearance of the sutured uterine incision, which resembles the stitches on a ‘baseball.’ This video has shown that the ‘baseball’ suture technique for laparoscopic uterine myomectomy, following enucleation of uterine leiomyoma, is a safe and effective suture method.
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