Transcorporal septal dissection using the balloon technique
The aim of the study is to show the pre-and postoperative results of transcorporal septal dissection using the balloon technique in complete uterine septums, which is a rare pathology.

It is a retrospective analysis. In this study, 21 patients with a complete uterine septum were included. All patients underwent the transcorporal septal dissection using the balloon technique. Data analysis was based on patient history, surgical reports, and telephone contact with the patients and supervising gynecologists.

- 73% of patients with a current desire to become pregnant managed to do so and 75% of them were able to give birth on time.

- One patient was pregnant at the time of the analysis. In 17 patients the results of the control hysteroscopy were available.

- In eight patients a normal cavity was found. In nine cases a residual septum of 1-2 cm was found so that an operative hysteroscopy with a residual septum dissection was performed.

- The operative time was an average of 30.6 minutes in the group without laparoscopy and 56.8 minutes in the group with laparoscopy.

Conclusively, the transcorporal septum dissection using the balloon technique is a safe method with a good fertility outcome and requires an experienced surgeon.

European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Source: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejogrb.2021.08.022
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