Laparoscopy in the morbidly obese pregnant patient using a modified foley lap-lift technique: case report

J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2011 Jul-Aug;18(4):538-40. doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2011.04.005.


Obesity in women of reproductive age is increasing. Gynecologic laparoscopy in the morbidly obese pregnant patient presents challenges, and is not often attempted. Herein is reported a successful case using a modified Foley lap-lift technique, which improved visualization and facilitated mechanical ventilation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy / methods*
  • Obesity, Morbid / surgery*
  • Parovarian Cyst / surgery*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications / surgery*