16th Annual Congress of the International Society for Gynecologic Endoscopy – ISGE

(March 18-21, 2007, Osaka, Japan)





The 16th Annual Congress of International Society for Gynecologic Endoscopy (ISGE) jointed with 8th Annual Congress of the Asian Pacific Association of Gynecologic Endoscopy and Minimally Invasive Therapy (APAGE) and the 47th Annual congress of Japan Society of Gynecological & Obstetrical Endoscopy (JSGOE, Congress President was Prof. Fumitaka Saji) was held by the Sponsor of JSGOE, at Osaka International Convention Center in cherry blossom season of early spring. Moreover, It is really honor not only for me but also for Japan Society of Gynecologic and Obstetric Endoscopy, because it is the first time that ISGE come to JAPAN.

In recent years, the demand for gynecological endoscopy, and particularly for endoscopic surgery, has been increasing very rapidly. I believe that this meeting offers us a unique opportunity to view and to learn about the latest research and technological developments in gynecologic endoscopy. This year’s slogan, "Safety, Simplicity, Standardization", was particularly pertinent against the background of an ever-increasing importance attached to endoscopy. With this slogan as its overriding theme, our meeting this week incorporates a wide range of interesting presentations and exhibitions. Actually this congress was consisted of 7 special talks, 10 symposiums consisted by 52 speakers, 63 free communications, 113 poster presentations, 6 Luncheon Seminars, and more than 579 registrations from many countries.

I appreciate to my old friend and Honorary Secretary of Professor Victor Gomel, President of Dr. Harry Rich, Vice President and Chairperson of Scientific Committee Dr. Peter Maher, many invited speakers, Board Members and all of participants..

We acknowledge Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacture’s Association, The Uehara Memorial Foundation, Alumni Association of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tohoku University School of Medicine and Kinki University for their financial supports. Particular acknowledgment should be given to all members of the Local Organizing Committee in JSGOE.

Hiroshi Hoshiai, M.D.
Congress President,

Professor and Chairman,
Kinki University School of Medicine.

To Professor Emeritus Osamu Sugimoto, MD, named the Father of Gynecological Endoscopy in JAPAN.







Invited Lectures



Hysteroscopic Cutting of the Intra-uterine Septum (20 years experience)

A. Assaf


Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy – Presentation of a Standardized Safe Minimal Invasive Techique. Experience of 3920 Operations

B. Bojahr, D. Raatz, G. Schönleber and G. Mallien


Laparoscopic Myomectomy: Developments in Technique, Long-term Results and Complications

O. Sizzi and A. Rossetti




Free Papers



A Multicentered Series of 400 Daycase Laparoscopic Subtotal Hysterectomies in the UK and Greece: The New Approach to Hysterectomy

S. Chandakas, N. Hill and J. Erian


Experimental Studies of Peroral Transgastric Abdominal Surgery: Liver Biopsy, Cholecystectomy, Tubectomy, Hysterectomy

S. Chandakas, D. Kalantzopoulos, P. Koulouris, C. Kolettas and C. Feretis


Introduction of Yotsuya Medical Cube: A Newly Established Minimally Invasive Surgery Center in Tokyo, Japan

R. Hobo, Y. Koyasu, M. Nishio, T. Sekikawa, K. Nakajima, M. Seta, K. Yamamoto and O. Tsutsumi

Microwave Endometrial Ablation with Microwave Myolysis for Symptomatic Myomas and Adenomyosis

Y. Kanaoka, C. Yoshida, M. Tsukioka, M. Noriyuki, K. Kajitani and O. Ishiko


Indications of Hysteroscopic Intramural Myomectomy

C. Kim, M.D. Kil, S.H. Park, G.I. Nam, Y.G. Moon and U.J. Chang


Total Intrauterine Synechia Treated Successfully by Repeated Operative Hysteroscopy

A.-C. Lin and W.-C. Lin


Management of Ectopic Pregnancy in Our Hospital

H. Matsumi, H. Ohnuki, M. Nakabayashi, Y. Takemura, M. Horiya, Y. Sadojima, T. Murata and O. Nishii

Fertility After Laparoscopic Salpingotomy vs. Salpingectomy for Tubal Pregnancy

Kenichiro Sakaguchi, Kazuko Takagi, Masaharu Murata, Katsuhiro Hamachi, Daisaku Senoh and Motofumi Yokoyama


Clinical Analysis of Hysteroscope Combined with Laparoscope in Treating Oviduct Infertility

A.R. Shen, H.J. Li, S.L. Yang and Q.L. Feng


Laparoscopy-guided Percutaneous Blood Sampling from the Ovarian Vein – A Useful Technique in Patient with Hyperestrogenemia –

N. Toki, K. Kikuta and T. Hachisuga


Laparoscopic Management of Ovarian Cysts During Pregnancy

T. Yokoi, T. Funato, H. Otsuka, N. Suginami, N. Saeki and K. Hirota


Comparison of the Utility of Ligasure V and Harmonic Scalpel in a Laproscopic Hystrectomy

Motofumi Yokoyama, Katsuhiro Hamachi, Masaharu Murata, Ken-ichiroh Sakaguchi, Daisaku Senoh and Katsuko Takagi




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