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Gynecol Obstet Fertil. 2006 Jul-Aug;34(7-8):583-92. Epub 2006 Jul 5.

[Laparoscopic surgery of deep endometriosis. About 118 cases].

[Article in French]

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  • 1Service de gynécologie-obstétrique, hôpital André-Mignot, centre hospitalier de Versailles, 177, rue de Versailles, 78157 Le Chesnay cedex, France. ppanel@ch-versailles.fr

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate risks and benefits of laparoscopic surgery of deep endometriosis, especially with bowel involvement with the aim of improve the inform consent of patients and choice of adequate management.

PATIENTS AND METHODS:

Observational continuous study on 118 patients suffering from deep endometriosis (48 with bowel endometriosis) treated by laparoscopic surgery.

RESULTS:

95.6% of the patients improved their symptoms (93.7% for dyspareunia). Upon the 29 infertile patients, 21 (72%) got pregnant, including 14 (66%) spontaneously. During operative time, 3 laparotomies occurred, two of them for haemorrhage. During postoperative time, 4 major complications (2 rectal fistulas and 2 ureteral necrosis) and minor complications occurred.

DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS:

Those data confirm the efficiency of laparoscopic treatment of deep endometriosis especially for pain relief and fertility. Nevertheless, few but severe complications may occur. Therefore, it is imperative to deliver clear, loyal and appropriate information before to proceed to such a treatment.

PMID:
16822695
DOI:
10.1016/j.gyobfe.2006.06.004
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