Two-Port Laparoscopic Removal of Large Ovarian Cystadenoma

J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2022 Aug;44(8):924-925.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2021.01.020. Epub 2021 Feb 23.


An ovarian mucinous cystadenoma is a common benign tumour of the ovary that tends to reach very large sizes. Although traditional morcellation in the abdominal cavity is largely avoided in gynaecologic surgery, several authors have proposed other systems and techniques for the removal of large masses without resorting to laparotomy. We proposed an extremely minimally invasive technique to remove a large mass with a very low suspicion of malignancy, and created a video demonstration of the procedure. In this short film we illustrate our novel technique using only 2 laparoscopic ports, which maximizes both cosmesis and speed of recovery. The technique is not a completely closed system, therefore the potential for spreading an undiagnosed malignancy still exists. Accordingly, the authors do not suggest this technique for masses with a high potential for malignancy. However, in properly consented patients where there is very little suspicion for malignancy, our technique may be a reasonable option to promote fast recovery and provide excellent cosmesis.

Keywords: cystadenoma, mucinous; laparoscopy; minimally invasive surgical procedures; morcellation.

Publication types

  • Video-Audio Media

MeSH terms

  • Cystadenoma* / surgery
  • Cystadenoma, Mucinous* / diagnosis
  • Cystadenoma, Mucinous* / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy* / methods
  • Morcellation*
  • Ovarian Neoplasms* / diagnosis
  • Ovarian Neoplasms* / surgery