Laparoscopic Excision of Endometriosis

  • Rebecca Rossener
  • Luiz Fernando Pina Carvalho
  • Juan Luis Salgado
  • Mauricio S. Abrao
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Abstract

Endometriosis is a gynecologic disease that affects more than 150 million women around the world. The disease is usually found in the pelvic cavity, affecting the ovaries, the fallopian tubes, the peritoneum, and the rectovaginal septum; it is less commonly found in the abdominal cavity affecting the small bowel, the large bowel, and other abdominal organs. It has been established that the best examination to evaluate endometriosis is transvaginal ultrasonography with bowel preparation. The laparoscopic ablation or excision of endometriotic lesions has as its objectives pain relief or fertility improvement and increasing the patient’s quality of life. It is essential to remove all visible lesions and to biopsy the doubtful ones in order to reduce the chances of recurrences and repeat surgery.

Keywords

Dioxide Estrogen Infertility Endometriosis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rebecca Rossener
    • 1
  • Luiz Fernando Pina Carvalho
    • 1
  • Juan Luis Salgado
    • 2
  • Mauricio S. Abrao
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity of São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversidad Central Caribe School of MedicineBayamonUSA

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