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Fertil Steril. 1989 Jul;52(1):149-51.

Safe laser endoscopic excision or vaporization of peritoneal endometriosis.

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Fertility and Endocrinology Center, Atlanta, Georgia 30342.


In using laser laparoscopy for the treatment of endometriosis, protecting patients from inadvertent injury to pelvic structures adjacent to diseased tissue has been a major concern. In many cases, because of this risk, surgeons have stopped short of effecting thorough treatment of endometrial implants on the bowel, bladder, ureters, or great vessels. In a large series of patients, we have used hydrodissection successfully with few complications. We believe that the technique of hydrodissection is a safe and efficient method, permitting more thorough treatment of endometriosis that otherwise might be deemed untreatable by laser laparoscopy.

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