Laparoscopic unilateral oophorectomy involves the
removal of one ovary. This procedure is performed with a minimally invasive method
that utilizes a laparoscope (a small video camera) and small instruments
inserted through small incisions.
- Removal of
Treated with Laparoscopic Unilateral Oophorectomy:
Laparoscopic unilateral oophorectomy may be
performed in cases of ovarian cancer and ovarian cysts.
There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to
laparoscopic unilateral oophorectomy. An open oophorectomy may be performed as
a surgical alternative.
with Laparoscopic Unilateral Oophorectomy:
Laparoscopic unilateral oophorectomy is performed
under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely
unaware during the procedure.
Complications from Laparoscopic Unilateral Oophorectomy:
Possible risks following laparoscopic unilateral
oophorectomy include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the
after Laparoscopic Unilateral Oophorectomy:
The prognosis for a positive end result following
laparoscopic unilateral oophorectomy is good for most patients.
from Laparoscopic Unilateral Oophorectomy:
Total recovery from laparoscopic unilateral
oophorectomy takes three to four weeks.