Special Issue "New Insights and Perspectives in Minimally Invasive Gynecology"

A special issue of Medicina (ISSN 1648-9144). This special issue belongs to the section "Obstetrics and Gynecology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Marco Torella
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Guest Editor
Department of Woman, Child and General and Specialized Surgery, Luigi Vanvitelli University of Campania, Naples, Italy
Interests: urogynecology and female urology; gynecology; urodynamics; obstetric delivery
Dr. Gaetano Riemma
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Guest Editor
Department of Woman, Child and General and Specialized Surgery, Luigi Vanvitelli University of Campania, Naples, Italy
Interests: hysteroscopy; minimally invasive gynecology; reproductive medicine; obstetrics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues, 

Over the last twenty years, minimally invasive gynecology has experienced several clinical and technical upgrades. The advent of robotic surgery, ultra-minimally invasive laparoscopy and vNOTES has improved the surgical, clinical and reproductive performances of the procedures. Moreover, tailored fertility preservation therapies have been developed to meet the childbearing demand from more than half of women between 18 and 40 years with a diagnosis of gynecological cancer. As a matter of fact, the potential loss of fertility could be more distressing than the malignancy itself.

Similarly, in-office hysteroscopy has been proposed as a novel gold-standard approach for the diagnosis and treatment of intrauterine pathologies, including the conservative approach for atypical endometrial hyperplasia and early endometrial carcinoma.

On the other hand, varied progress has been achieved in the field of urogynecology, revolutionizing the treatment and follow-up of women with genital prolapse and urinary incontinence.

This focused Special Issue aims to provide an update about the current cutting of diagnosis management, treatment and outcomes of gynecological malignancies and benign pathologies, from basic science to translation, clinical and surgical approaches, with a special focus on novel minimally invasive surgical techniques and postsurgical quality of life.

Several experts in the field will participate in this upcoming Special Issue, providing up-to-date knowledge regarding hot topics in gynecology and urogynecology. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Technological innovations in the field of gynecological laparoscopy
  • Robotic approach for uterine fibroids: why, when and how?
  • Conservative management of atypical endometrial hyperplasia and early endometrial cancer in childbearing age
  • Reproductive outcomes after fertility-sparing surgery for ovarian neoplasms: an up-to-date review
  • Hysteroscopic and molecular diagnosis of endometrial cancer.
  • Diagnostic cornerstones and up-to-date approaches for uterine prolapse
  • Genitourinary syndrome of menopause: current strategies and future perspectives
  • The new era of in-office hysteroscopy: feasibility and current limits
  • Training and simulation for gynecological laparoscopy: strengths and limitations
  • Quality of life, psychological wellbeing and sexuality in women with urinary incontinence—where are we now.

Comprehensive, updated and concise reviews, as well as recently developed original articles, will be welcomed for submission.

Prof. Dr. Marco Torella
Dr. Gaetano Riemma
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Medicina is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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Keywords

  • minimally invasive gynecology
  • urogynecology
  • reproductive surgery
  • hysteroscopy
  • endometrial cancer
  • ovarian neoplasms

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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