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Fertil Steril. 1991 Dec;56(6):1198-200.

Reliability of the visual diagnosis of ovarian endometriosis.

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, L. Mangiagalli, University of Milano School of Medicine, Italy.

Abstract

The visual diagnosis of endometrioma at laparotomy in 245 women operated on for ovarian cysts demonstrated a sensitivity of 97%, specificity of 95%, positive and negative predictive value of 98% and 94%, respectively, and overall accuracy of 96%. Because the visual detection of endometriomas is remarkably accurate, ovarian biopsy, although desirable in some cases, would seem dispensable for a correct laparoscopic diagnosis and staging of the disease.

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