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9.2Surgical treatment: endometriosis

StudyPopulationInterventionOutcomesResultsCommentsStudy typeEL
Jacobson et al. 20026712 RCTs (444 participants with minimal and mild endometriosis)Laparoscopic ablation/resection versus Diagnostic laparoscopyOngoing pregnancy and live birth rateSignificant increase with surgery:

OR 1.64 (CI 1.05 to 2.57)
The larger trial showed significant effect but not the smaller trialSR1a

From: Evidence tables

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