Treatment of Adnexal Masses and Laparoscopy

  • Michel Canis
  • Arnaud Wattiez
  • Revaz Botchorishvili
  • Patrice Mille
  • Marie-Claude Anton
  • Hubert Manhes
  • Gérard Mage
  • Jean-Luc Pouly
  • Maurice-Antoine Bruhat


The laparoscopic treatment of adnexal masses has become the gold standard within the last few years. However, there are few extensive descriptions of the procedure; it is generally summarised as a “stripping” procedure without any detail. Nevertheless, a good laparoscopic technique and adequate surgical management are required to ensure optimal patient care. In this chapter, we will discuss:
  • the treatment technique that should be adapted to each pathological diagnosis;

  • postoperative adhesions;

  • the limits of the laparoscopic approach, accounting for all the clinical and experimental data recently reported about tumour dissemination.


Cyst Wall Cleavage Plane Adnexal Mass Broad Ligament Ovarian Cortex 
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  • Michel Canis
  • Arnaud Wattiez
  • Revaz Botchorishvili
  • Patrice Mille
  • Marie-Claude Anton
  • Hubert Manhes
  • Gérard Mage
  • Jean-Luc Pouly
  • Maurice-Antoine Bruhat

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