Rectovaginal Endometriosis

  • Ian J. Adam


Endometriosis is a gynecological condition that affects 8–18% of women of reproductive age [1]. First-line management is medical, with surgery reserved for nonresponders [2]. In the majority of cases, the superficial nature of the serosal endometrial deposits lends themselves to surface ablative surgery such as diathermy, and as such, this is not an area of surgery that comes to the attention of the colorectal surgeon.


Anterior Resection Bowel Resection Transvaginal Ultrasound Colorectal Surgeon Uterosacral Ligament 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Colorectal SurgeryNorthern General Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS TrustSheffield, S YorksUK

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