Follow-up of laparoscopic treatment of stage III-IV endometriosis

M. Busacca, S. Bianchi, B. Agnoli, M. Candiani, C. Calia, S. De Marinis, M. Vignali

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Study Objective. To evaluate the efficacy of conservative laparoscopic surgery in a series of patients with stage III-IV endometriosis. Design. Prospective study (Canadian Task Force classification II-1). Setting. University-affiliated hospital. Patients. All 141 women who underwent conservative operative laparoscopy for stage III-IV endometriosis between January 1993 and December 1996 and were followed for a minimum of 6 months. Interventions. Laparoscopic procedures performed with scissors, bipolar coagulation, and hydrodissection. Measurements and Main Results. Clinical examination, transvaginal ultrasonography, and pain questionnaire were scheduled every 6 months postoperatively. The cumulative proportion of pregnant patients and cumulative recurrence rate were calculated by Kaplan- Meier method. Twenty-five women (44%) with infertility became pregnant. Twenty-three (51%) had stage III and two (16.7%, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-58
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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