Vulvar edema as a rare complication of laparoscopy


Guven S. , GUVEN E. , AYHAN A.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF GYNECOLOGIC LAPAROSCOPISTS, vol.11, no.3, pp.429-432, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s1074-3804(05)60061-8
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF GYNECOLOGIC LAPAROSCOPISTS
  • Page Numbers: pp.429-432

Abstract

Vulvar edema as a complication of laparoscopy is a rare condition. A 23-year-old woman was admitted with progressive dysmenorrhea and underwent laparoscopic bilateral endometrioma cystectomy. Twenty-seven hours after surgery, unilateral vulvar edema was observed. It resolved with the application of ice packs and insertion of a Foley catheter. We conclude that this is a rare, normally benign condition that is easy to manage.