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Claims Lessons: Exploring Challenges in OB/GYN

February 22, 2024

Poor Visualization Leads to Ureteral Injury during Hysterectomy

The Case

A patient arrived at the hospital with pelvic pain. The OB/GYN surgeon performed a laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. The surgery was intended to be entirely laparoscopic, but the RUMI uterine manipulator would not form a seal of the cervix and kept becoming dislodged. As a result, the physician had to remove the uterus vaginally, a technique they …

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