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Severe endometriosis and operative laparoscopy

Nezhat Camran; Nezhat, Farr; Nezhat, Ceana H.; Seidman, Daniel S.
Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology: August 1995
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Laparoscopic surgery offers the most effective form of treatment for women with severe endometriosis. The development of advanced laparoscopic techniques allows complete removal of deeply infiltrating lesions. Implants can be laparoscopically dissected from all anatomical locations, including severe involvement of the ureter, bladder, and colon. When the endometriosis penetrates through the entire depth of the organ wall, complete resection and reanastomosis of the ureter or bowel can be safely performed laparoscopically by the experienced surgeon. However, optimal laparoscopic treatment requires not only surgical skill, but also comprehensive knowledge of pelvic anatomy and a good understanding of endometriosis and its progression.

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