Endoscopic SurgeryMicrolaparoscopy under local anesthesia and conscious pain mapping for the diagnosis and management of pelvic painPalter, Steven F.Editor(s): Sutton, Chris Author Information Correspondence to Steven F. Palter MD, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yale University School of Medicine, PO Box 208063, 333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT 06520-8063, USA; Tel: +1-203-785-6635; fax: +1-203-785-7134; e-mail: [email protected] Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology: August 1999 - Volume 11 - Issue 4 - p 387-393 Buy Abstract Chronic pelvic pain is a complex disorder with multiple etiologies. Recently, the technique of microlaparoscopy under local anesthesia has been applied to chronic pelvic pain. The specialized technique of conscious pain mapping has been developed to aid in the diagnosis of these patients. This paper will review the history and usage of office and microlaparoscopy in general. It will then discuss specific applications for patients with acute or chronic pelvic pain. © 1999 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.