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The role of imaging as a guide to the surgical treatment of endometriosis

Abstract

Minimally invasive surgery for complex endometriosis requires preoperative planning that intimately connects the gynecologic surgeon to the radiologist. Understanding the surgeon’s perspective to endometriosis treatment facilitates a productive relationship that ultimately benefits the patient. We examine minimally invasive surgery for endometriosis and the key radiologic information which enable the surgeon to successfully negotiate patient counseling, preoperative planning, and an interdisciplinary approach to surgery.

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Burnett, T.L., Feldman, M.K. & Huang, J.Q. The role of imaging as a guide to the surgical treatment of endometriosis. Abdom Radiol (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00261-019-02399-0

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Keywords

  • Endometriosis
  • Surgery
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Ultrasound
  • Endometrioma
  • Deep endometriosis