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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.

Abstract

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.

PMID:
2526028
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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